Applications closedHonorifics in Business Japanese
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The most common association related to Business Japanese is Honorifics ot KEIGO in Japanese. This lecture will start by introdicing the basics of Japanese Honorifics and offer a better understanding of honorific and formal expressions used in business situations. You will learn some helpful secrets how to become a real KEIGO ace.  

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 timeAugust 26, 2023 (Saturday) , 01:00 PM (JST) 〜 August 26, 2023 (Saturday) , 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)
Application periodAugust 01, 2023 (Tuesday) , 12:00 AM (JST) ~ August 25, 2023 (Friday) , 11:59 PM (JST)
  • All display times are in Japan time.
  • All courses will be conducted in Japanese only.
  • Even if you don't participate on the day, all the applicants can view the video after the course ends.
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