About the Conference

General info

International Symposium “Japanese Language Learning for New Generations”

As Japanese language learning is changing rapidly with the development of new technologies and changing interests of new generations, this symposium aims to collect the opinions and experiences about the new needs and challenges to be faced. Experts in various fields related to Japanese studies, including Japanese linguistics, language education, society, history, literature, and other related fields are invited to participate. Complementing the main track, the symposium will also provide a session with an opportunity for young researchers and students to express their opinions on the topic. We hope to clarify future directions for Japanese studies taking into account what kinds of profiles are required in today’s society, how recent advances in technology and social networks could be reflected in education, what students’ motivation, interests and preferences are and how these can be incorporated in a study curriculum. 

Date

  • 6th September 2018.

Place

  • Juraj Dobrila University of Pula Faculty of Humanities

Address

Topics

  • Computer assisted language learning systems
  • Japanese learning using literature and play
  • Japanese language in tourism 
  • Mentoring and writing graduation thesis
  • Learning with multimedia
  • Learning specialized Japanese 
  • Technology and Japanese language learning
  • Japanese society and Japanese pop-culture
  • Japanese language interpreting and translating 
  • Japanese studies course and materials 
  • Japan and other East Asian cultures 
  • Other themes related to Japanese language learning and Japanese studies

Conference Organizing Committee

Conference Chair

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Irena Srdanović,
    Head of Department of Asian Studies, Japanese Language and Culture Study Program, Faculty of Humanities, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula

Conference Co-Chair

  • Lector Mag. Matsuno Naoyuki,
    Department of Asian Studies, Japanese Language and Culture Study Program, Faculty of Humanities, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula

Members of Organizing Committee

  • Rector Prof. Dr. Alfio Barbieri, Rector of Juraj Dobrila University of Pula
  • Prof. Dr. Klara Buršić-Matijašić, Dean of Faculty of Humanities, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula
  • Assistant Mag. Sara Librenjak, Japanese Language and Culture Study Program, Faculty of Humanities, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula
  • Assistant Mag. Kamelija Kauzlarić, Japanese Language and Culture Study Program, Faculty of Humanities, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula
  • Tomoko Ida, Japanese Language and Culture Study Program, Faculty of Humanities, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula / University of Tsukuba
  • Moemi Matsuoka, Japanese Language and Culture Study Program, Faculty of Humanities, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula / Woman’s University of Fukuoka
  • Sakura Nakajima, Japanese Language and Culture Study Program, Faculty of Humanities, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula / University of Tsukuba
  • Stefani Silli
  • Elena Kanazir
  • Melani Kečkeš

Book of abstracts/Publication

The book of abstracts of all the speakers at the conference is available on the page:

Participants will also have the opportunity to publish their full paper in the academic refereed journal Tabula.

Conference venue 

The symposium will be held at Faculty of Humanities, Juraj Dobrila University in Pula, which is located on the address Ronjgova 1. The building is a magnificent example of the early 20th century seccesionist architecture. 

Photos

Here you can see the photos from the conference: