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In today's world, email has become the primary means of communication in the workplace, and there is an increasing need to convey information through written documents such as various materials and reports. What skills are required for document creation? 

In this lecture, we will explore the advanced skills for creating business documents in Japanese, based on the achievements in Japanese language research. We will also examine the expression of written communication to effectively convey the intended message to the reader.


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 nameAdvanced skills in Business Documentation
Date and timeSeptember 01, 2023 (Friday) , 01:00 PM (JST) 〜 September 01, 2023 (Friday) , 02:30 PM (JST)
Course nameSpring
Lecturer Kei ISHIGURO
National Institute for Japanese Language and Language, Professor Hitotsubashi University, Collaborative Professor
TargetInternational students or employees with Japanese proficiency equivalent to JLPT N1, J2(BJT) or above.
Capacity1,000 participants per lecture (first-come-first-served basis)
Streaming service Cisco Webex Meetings
Fee1,100 JPY
Application periodAugust 01, 2023 (Tuesday) , 12:00 AM (JST) ~ August 31, 2023 (Thursday) , 11:59 PM (JST)
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