25th Anniversary Special EventTUJ 25th Anniversary Symposium

International Education in Japan—A Concept in Search of Substance

Saturday, November 10, 2007
13:30 - 18:00
Roppongi Academy Hills 49 (Access)
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Despite accelerating globalization and much talk about "international education," domestic perspectives and agendas still dominate education in most countries, including Japan. This symposium will therefore discuss what is meant by international education in the Japanese context and then consider the role that international education can play in Japan's future development. Two keynote speakers will look at macro-level issues and then simultaneous break-out sessions will focus on international education at the university level and on English-language education for children.

13:00 Door open

13:30 - 15:15 Part 1: Keynote Presentations

  • Dr. Gavan McCormack, Emeritus Professor in the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University
  • Ms. Sakie T. Fukushima, Regional Managing Director-Japan, Korn/Ferry

15:30 - 16:45 Part 2: Breakout Sessions

Panel 1: Universities - Developing the Human Resources for a Global Japan

  • Mr. Douglas L. Peterson, CEO, Citigroup Japan Holdings
  • Dr. Bruce Stronach, President, Yokohama City University
  • Mr. Nozomu Nakaoka, Freelance Journalist


  • Dr. Kirk R. Patterson, Dean, TUJ

Panel 2: English for Children in Japan

  • Mr. Satoshi Tsuzuki, International Education Division, Elementary and Secondary Education Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  • Dr. Mike Bostwick, Director of the English Immersion Program, Katoh Gakuen (PreK-12)
  • Dr. Mitsue Allen-Tamai, Professor of Chiba University


  • Dr. Kenneth G. Schaefer, Director of the M.S.Ed./Ed.D. Program in TESOL, TUJ

16:45 - 18:00 Cocktail Reception

Simultaneous interpretation is provided. Speakers and panelists are subject to change without notice.