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The positions below are opening at the end of March 2021.
1 Membership Director
2 Finance Co-Directors
1 Public Relations Director (Japanese)
2 Internal Relations Co-Directors
The term will be from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2023.
People who are interested, please let us know your name and the position you are looking for through the email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by November 30, 2020. If you would like to recommend someone, please let us know the name and the position through the same process.
Any member of at least three years of membership may nominate oneself or another member for the position. The nominee with less than three years of membership will need to be recommended by a steering committee member. The Internal Relations Director shall contact the nominees after consultation with the President and Vice President, and receive the nominees’ consent to be on the ballot.
Thank you for your attention!
Kyoko Yashiro and Shizu Maekawa
Internal Relations Co-Directors
We have launched our official SJ Conference 2020 website.
Statement in Solidarity with Anti-Racism Protests
Over the past several weeks, the world has expressed outrage over the killing of George Floyd and countless unarmed others who have died at the hands of police. Floyd’s death has sparked a wave of mass anti-racism demonstrations in the U.S. and around the world, calling for justice and reform. We at SIETAR Japan are deeply moved and energized by the unity of thousands of people, and stand in solidarity with this movement in the fight against racism and injustice in Japan and around the world.
As global citizens, we recognize that the issues surrounding interpersonal, institutional, and cultural oppression are deeply interconnected and are relevant to anyone regardless of where we live. As much as the focus is on the injustices overseas, we believe we need to also look inward and to reflect on these issues as individuals and as a society in the Japanese context. Japanese society has not always been welcoming to those who are considered “different,” despite our priding ourselves as “good” and “decent” people. We have often remained complicit in the face of violations of human rights and have not done enough to raise our voices.
SIETAR Japan has long been doing the work of promoting diversity and inclusion, but we recognize that we must do more, and to acknowledge that anti-racist work is ongoing. We as a group must continue to work to provide the necessary research, theories, and educational tools that allow us to not only recognize injustice but also to raise our voices and to take action. We will continue to work towards a more just and equitable world for our communities to create a multicultural, inclusive society.
August 7, 2020
President, SIETAR Japan
SIETAR Japan Steering Committee
It has come to our attention that since this is the first time to hold an online conference, potential presenters need extra time to submit proposals.
Therefore, the SIETAR Japan Call for Proposals has been extended to Friday midnight, August 7, 2020.
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Lecturer: Kaoru FUJIMOTO (Musashino University)
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 19: 00 ~ 21: 00
Location: Online via ZOOM
Contents: This seminar will introduce how to use “Google Forms” effectively for grading and creating quizzes and tests. This is a two -hour intensive workshop and the participants can practice and “master” Google Forms.
Member 3200 yen Non-member 5200 yen
Student (member) 1200 yen Student (non-member) 2200 yen
Quota: 20 people
Participation Requirements: Participants must have a gmail account and be able to download Google Chrome to their PC.
Once we confirm your application, we will let you know the details on how to access ZOOM. This event will be held on ZOOM. You may join the event using a computer. Please be informed that participation via tablet and smartphone are not suitable, therefore, make sure to connect through a secure wifi. Detailed information will be sent out to participants.
Kaoru Fujimoto (Associate Professor, Musashino University)
Professor Fujimoto is an an associate professor at Musashino University, and an educational ICT expert at the Open University of Japan, and teaches Japanese at Japanese language schools. Her area of expertise includes Japanese
language education, distance learning and e-learning. She also provides online support to Japanese language teachers through Facebook groups and youtube videos. In 2019,
professor Fujimoto published a book entitled, “Introduction to using ICT in classrooms”.
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