Applications closedHonorifics in Business Japanese
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There are lots of people who associate business Japanese with Honorifics (Keigo) and find it difficult to use. In this lecture, we will explain the core concept of Keigo and leant how it is described by linguists.

Gakushuin University(Professor)
Naoko MAEDA/ Gakushuin University Faculty of Literature(Professor)

Graduate of the University of Tokyo's Faculty of Letters. Holds a Ph.D. in Modern Japanese Linguistics from the University of Osaka. After briefly teaching at the Foreign Student Center at the University of Tokyo, assistant-professor at Gakushuin University (2002). Full professor at the same university since 2008. Chairperson of the Society of Japanese Grammar. Author of numerous books, research papers and teaching materials, related to Japanese grammar.  One of her publications is "Review and current issues in Business Japanese education"(COCO Publishers) speaks clearly of her dedication to the subject.

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Course outline

Lecture nameHonorifics in Business Japanese
Date and timeSeptember 01, 2021 (Wednesday) , 01:00 PM (JST) 〜 September 01, 2021 (Wednesday) , 02:30 PM (JST)
Lecturer Naoko MAEDA
Gakushuin University Faculty of Literature(Professor)
TargetTarget: International students or employees who have passed JLPT N2 or above.
* Non Toyo University students can also take this course.
* Participation from abroad is highly welcomed.
Capacity1,000 participants per lecture (first-come-first-served basis)
Streaming service Cisco Webex Meetings
Application periodAugust 25, 2021 (Wednesday) , 11:59 PM (JST) ~ August 25, 2021 (Wednesday) , 11:59 PM (JST)
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  • All courses will be conducted in Japanese only.
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