Call for Papers: Japan in the World and the World in Japan: A Methodological Approach

call for papers [150-2]Call for Papers:  “Japan in the World and the World in Japan: A Methodological Approach” International Symposium

We are pleased to announce that the second annual symposium, “Japan in the World and the World in Japan: A Methodological Approach” will be held on December 3rd and 4th, 2016, at Otemae University’s Sakura Shukugawa Campus.

(Nishinomiya, Hyogo. Access:

The symposium centers on content and language integrated learning (CLIL) methodologies and materials. In particular, we are interested in the instruction of subjects related to Japan (history, culture, literature, etc.) in ways that aim to place knowledge in the context of an internationally oriented education, appropriate in this age of globalization. To this end, the conference invites proposals for individual papers and panels from various academic fields, but also demo lessons and presentations of teaching materials. We welcome pedagogically based papers on the instruction of content courses in Japan, as well as papers that take up the challenges and benefits of CLIL.

Topics may include, but are not limited to: content and language integrated learning (CLIL) in Japanese universities (English and other languages); Japanese as a language of education; bilingual education; language pedagogy; material development; culture and CLIL; specialized CLIL in Japanese universities.

Abstracts should be 250 words for 30-minute paper proposals, and 150 words for a 30-minute demo lesson proposal or materials presentation. Together with the abstract, please include a paper title and a brief presenter bio and contact information.

For questions or more information, please contact Kathryn Tanaka at

Please submit abstracts by June 30, 2016 to

A selection of presentations, lesson plans, materials, etc., will be collected in a volume of conference proceedings, to be published by Otemae University in March, 2017.

※ We are able to offer a small, domestic travel stipend to those who demonstrate need.

Important Dates

Abstract Proposal Due 30th June, 2016 (Thu)
Notification of Result 7th August, 2016 (Sun)
Deadline Registration for Participation 1st November, 2016 (Tues)
Symposium Days 3rd-4th December, 2016 (Sat, Sun)
Full Paper (For Publication) Due 31st January, 2017 (Sun)

About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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