Accepting applicationsHonorifics in Business Japanese

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.


Naoko MAEDA/ University(Professor)

Graduated from the Faculty of Letters, University of Tokyo. Completed the doctoral program at Osaka University Graduate School and holds a Ph.D in Letters. After working at the International Student Center of University of Tokyo, Professor Maeda has been an assistant professor at Gakusyuin University since April 2002 and a professor since April 2008. In the fields of Japanese language research and Japanese language education research, she has many important treatises, books, and teaching materials. In addition, she has written a book: "Development and Issues of Business Japanese Language Education" (Coco Publishing). Important proposals are being sent out in this field as well.

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Course outline

Lecture nameHonorifics in Business Japanese
Date and timeFebruary 08, 2022 (Tuesday) , 01:00 PM (JST) 〜 February 08, 2022 (Tuesday) , 02:30 PM (JST)
Lecturer Naoko MAEDA
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)
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Application periodJanuary 19, 2022 (Wednesday) , 12:00 AM (JST) ~ February 02, 2022 (Wednesday) , 11:59 PM (JST)
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