Applications closedBasic skills in Business Documentation
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Nowadays business is done mostly by e-mail and reports as well as other kinds of business documents are an essential part of a job. So, what do you need in order to compose the perfect document? This lecture will teach you important skills, that will help your content to reach its address, while introducing current research. 

Kei ISHIGURO/ National Institute for Japanese Language and Language, Professor Hitotsubashi University, Collaborative Professor

Graduate of Hitotsubashi University's Faculty of Social Sciences. Holds a Ph.D. from Waseda University's Graduate School of Letters.  Starts his career as a lecturer at the Foreign Student Center at Hitotsubashi University (Currently the Center for Global Education and Exchange) , where after being promoted to assistant-professor, earns full professorship in 2013. Since 2015 a professor at both NINJAL at the Graduate School of Social Sciences at Hitotsubashi University. Program Director at the Society for Japanese Linguistics and Editor in chief of the Journal of the Society for Technical Japanese Education. Laureate of the 7th Award of the Society for Teaching Japanese as a Second Language (2009). His research interests include textology, reading comprehension, composition. Author of many books and teaching materials dealing with composing and understanding texts, writing essays and reports, etc. 

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Course outline

Lecture nameBasic skills in Business Documentation
Date and timeAugust 28, 2022 (Sunday) , 01:00 PM (JST) 〜 August 28, 2022 (Sunday) , 02:30 PM (JST)
Lecturer Kei ISHIGURO
National Institute for Japanese Language and Language, Professor Hitotsubashi University, Collaborative 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 02, 2022 (Tuesday) , 12:00 AM (JST) ~ August 27, 2022 (Saturday) , 11:59 PM (JST)
  • All display times are in Japan time.
  • All courses will be conducted in Japanese only.
  • You can freely choose if you wish to attend one or multiple lectures。
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