INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON JAPANESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE EDUCATION IN SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE:

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International Symposium: Japanese Language and Culture Education in Southeastern Europe

東南ヨーロッパにおける日本語・日本文化教育についての国際シンポジウム

Međunarodni simpozij o poučavanju japanskoga jezika i kulture u Jugoistočnoj Europi

Friday January 13th 2017

Japanese Language and Culture Program

Faculty of Humanities, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula
Ivana Matetića Ronjgova 1, Pula, Croatia

GENERAL INFORMATION

We are happy to announce "International Symposium on Japanese Language and Culture Education in Southeastern Europe" that will be held at the Juraj Dobrila University of Pula on 13th January 2017.

The aim of the symposium is to mark the new undergraduate degree study program of Japanese language and culture that was established at the University under the Faculty of Humanities in the autumn of 2015 and to initiate a broader cooperation between specialists in the region. Moreover, the symposium aims to provide an opportunity for the students of the new programme to become acquainted with current research topics in Japanese studies and with existing programs and experts in Japanese language and culture in the region.

Meeting place

Ceremonial Hall “Tone Peruško”, Faculty of Humanities, I. M. Ronjgova 1, Pula, Croatia

CALL FOR PAPERS

We kindly invite you to submit your speech proposals (title and short abstract) by 15thDecember 2016 (address: japanskipula@gmail.com, subject: [SympPula2017] ....).

The topics appropriate for this symposium include a variety topics related to Japanese language and culture:

·      Course design methods

·      Relation between language and society observed from various perspectives (literature, film, popular and traditional culture, cultural anthropology, translation, economics, history, linguistics, lexicography, diplomacy etc.) 

·      Education of new generations of specialists in Japanese language and culture.

·      Discussion panel on building a stronger collaboration network between the specialists in different regions

TOPICS

(1) Japanese Language Learning Courses and Materials 

(2) Japanese Language and Literature in Comparative Perspective

(3) Speaking and Reading Skills of Japanese Language Learners

(4) Learning Japanese Culture

(5) Japanology Before and Today

(6) Japan and Other East Asian Cultures

(7) Japanese Language and Future Career

(8) Topics on Japanese Grammar.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

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09:00 - 09:30 REGISTRATION OF PARTICIPANTS
 

09:30 - 10:00 OPENING CEREMONY / Ceremonial Hall “Tone Peruško”
Welcome Address
Assist. Prof. Doc. Dr. Irena Srdanović, Head of Japanese Language and Culture Program
Dean Prof. Dr. Klara Buršić-Matijašić, Faculty of Humanities
Vice-Rector for Science and Research, Prof. Dr. Elis Deghenghi Olujić, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula
His Excellency The Ambassador of Japan in Croatia Mr. Keiji Takiguchi
 

10:00 - 11:10 PLENARY SESSION / Ceremonial Hall “Tone Peruško”
Keynote Speech
Andrej Bekeš
Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, The Head of Department of Asian Studies
Standardization of the Japanese Writing System in East Asian Perspective
 

Special Guest Speech
Dražen Brščić
University of Rijeka, Faculty of Engineering, Assist. Prof at the Department of Computer Engineering
On Robots in Japan
 

11:10 - 11:30 Coffee Break
 

Presentations

11:30 - 12:30 Session1 / Ceremonial Hall “Tone Peruško” (Chair: Chikako Shigemori Bučar)
Japanese Language Learning Courses and Materials
Nagisa Moritoki
Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Japanese Language Teaching in Secondary Education in Central and East Europe
 

Irena Srdanović
Faculty of Humanities, University of Pula, Japanese Language and Culture
From Lexical Profiling to Language Learning Tool
 

Sara Librenjak
Department of Information and Communication Sciences, University of Zagreb
What Have We Learned from One Year of Implementing E-learning in Japanese Classroom in Croatia?
 

Divna Tričković
Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade, Japanese Language and Literature Department
Creation of a Japanese Language Textbook in a Local Language - Theoretical and Practical Challenges
 

11:30 - 12:30 Session2 / Room 28/5 (Chair: Kamelija Kuzlarić)
Japanese Language and Literature in Comparative Perspective
Mojca Pretnar
Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
An Encounter of Japanese and Chinese 杜子春 Du Zichun
 

Petra Jaklin
Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
The Translation of Modality from English into Japanese - Verbs Can and Must
 

Danijela Vasić
Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade, Japanese Language and Literature Department
Japanese Tradition in Serbian Language
 

12:30 - 13:30 Session 3 / Ceremonial Hall “Tone Peruško” (Chair: Yoko Toyofuku)
Speaking and Reading Skills of Japanese Language Learners
Nina Golob
Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Prosodic Unit in Japanese: Different Views on the Relevance of a Moraic Unit
 

Kamelija Kauzlarić
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb
Japanese Speaking Exercise and Language Anxiety – A Case Study of Student Participation in
Interview Activities
 

Riho Morishige
Faculty of Humanities, University of Pula, Japanese Language and Culture
プーラ大学における多読授業の実施

(Extensive Reading Practice in Japanese Language Class – A Case Study of Pula University –)

 

12:30 - 13:30 Session 4 / Room 28/5 (Chair: Nagisa Moritoki)
Learning Japanese Culture
Hazuki Mori
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb
日本文化の教え方       (How the Japanese Culture Could Be Taught?)

 

Katarina Šukelj
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb
Critical Analysis of the Representation of Japanese Culture and Society in Intermediate Level Japanese
as a Foreign Language Textbooks
 

Ayumi Inouchi
Faculty of Humanities, University of Pula, Japanese Language and Culture
プーラ大学における日本文化授業実践の報告

(Report on the Class of Japanese Culture in University of Pula)

 

13:30 - 14:45 Lunch Break
 

15:00 - 15:40 Session 5 / Ceremonial Hall “Tone Peruško” (Chair: Andrej Bekeš)
Japanology Before and Today
Iva Lakić Parać
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb
Croatian Japanologist Vladimir Devidé
 

Dalibor Kličković
Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade, Japanese Language and Literature Department
東欧の小国における日本学の在り方:セルビアの場合

(Serbian Japanology in Transition: Some Personal Views Based on an Encounter with Natsume

Soseki's Experiences)

 

15:40 - 16:20 Session 6 / Ceremonial Hall “Tone Peruško” (Chair: Sara Librenjak)
Japan and Other East Asian Cultures
Chikako Shigemori Bučar
Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Japanese and East Asian Postcard Collections in Slovenia
 

Nataša Visočnik
Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ethnic or Multicultural Festival? Higashi-Kujo Madang in Kyoto
 

16:20 - 16:40 Coffee Break
 

16:40 - 17:20 Session 7 / Ceremonial Hall “Tone Peruško” (Chair: Riho Morishige)
Japanese Language and Future Career
Naoyuki Matsuno
Faculty of Humanities, University of Pula, Japanese Language and Culture
日本とクロアチアのツーリズムにおける医療通訳

(Medical Interpreter in Tourism of Japan and Croatia)

 

Yoko Toyofuku
Faculty of Humanities, University of Pula, Japanese Language and Culture
「ビジネス日本語」の授業で利用予定の教科書分析及び授業内容に合わせた補助教材のあり

方について

(An Analysis of Textbooks for “Business Japanese„ Course and Consideration of Supplementary

Teaching Materials)

 

16:40 - 17:20 Session 8 / Room 18 (Chair: Emi Murata)
Topics on Japanese Grammar
Divna Glumac
Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade, Japanese Language and Literature Department
Japanese Passive Sentences in the Textbooks for Foreign Students
 

Sanja Joka
Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade, Japanese Language and Literature Department
On Various Semantic and Grammatical Relations Formed among Combinations of –wo Nouns and
Verbs in Japanese
 

17:20 - 18:20 Discussion: Future collaboration / Ceremonial Hall “Tone Peruško”
Themes for discussion: Erasmus and other projects, Online Platform, online resources for
learning, shared online lectures, integrated master courses, future of Japanology, other
 

19:00 - 21:00 Gala Dinner (Istrian specialties)

 

PRESENTATIONS

The keynote talk will be 30 minutes + 10 minutes discussion, the special guest talk will be 29 minutes + 10 minutes discussion. Other presentations are supposed to be 15 minutes + 5 minutes discussion. The projector and computer will be prepared.

WORKING LANGUAGES
The official language of the symposium is English but proposals in Japanese are also possible. English is preferable since students whose knowledge of Japanese is not sufficient yet, will participate as well. 

BOOK OF ABSTRACTS

The abstracts will be published online on our university web site (with ISBN number).

REGISTRATION FEES

Symposium fee: 30 euro

Symposium fee includes entrance to all lectures and discussion panels, as well as all coffee breaks on the day of the conference.

Free of charge for participants from University of Ljubljana, University of Zagreb and University of Belgrade with whom we signed the collaboration prior to the conference.

LUNCH AND GALA DINNER 

Participants can choose to take lunch and dinner organized by conference committee.

Lunch: 40 kuna (5.5 euro)

Gala dinner: 100 kuna (13 euro)

Detailed information provided directly to participants.

ACCOMMODATION

We have agreed with Pula City Center accommodation, Vrtlarska 1 (****, 3-5 minute walk from the Faculty, http://citypula.com/)  for two-night stay (12. 1. and 13. 1.) for all presenters coming from Zagreb, Belgrade and Ljubljana.

Accommodation is provided shared in premium and family rooms, which will be all covered by the received funding (breakfast not included). 

CONTACT INFORMATION

E-mail: japanskipula@gmail.com

Website: http://www.unipu.hr/index.php?id=symp_pula_2017

MAPS

Please use the map of venue, accommodation, restaurant etc.

CONFERENCE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Conference Chair:

Assist. Prof. Dr. Irena Srdanović, Head of 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

Assist. Mag. Matsuno Naoyuki, Japanese Language and Culture Study Program, Faculty of Humanities, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula

Yoko Toyofuku, Japanese Language and Culture Study Program, Faculty of Humanities, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula

Riho Morishige, Japanese Language and Culture Study Program, Faculty of Humanities, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula

Ayumi Inouchi, Japanese Language and Culture Study Program, Faculty of Humanities, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula

Assist. Prof. Dr. Violeta Moretti, Faculty of Humanities, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula

Sara Librenjak, Department of Information and Communication Sciences, Faculty of Humanities

and Social Science, University of Zagreb

Members of Scientific Committee:

Associate Prof. Dr. Motoko Ueyama, Department of Interpreting and Translation, University of Bologna

Prof. Dr. Ljiljana Marković, Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade

Prof. Dr. Andrej Bekeš, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana

Assist. Prof. Dr. Divna Tričković, Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade

Assist. Prof. Dr. Nataša Visočnik, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana

Assist. Prof. Dr. Igor Grbić, Faculty of Humanities, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula

Reviewers for Book of Abstracts:

Prof. Dr. Andrej Bekeš, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana

Assist. Prof. Dr. Divna Tričković, Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade

Prof. Dr. Ljiljana Marković, Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade

Lectors for Book of Abstracts:

English language: 

Relja Kekez, Damir Rubil, Faculty of Humanities, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula

Croatian language: 

Assist. Prof. Dr. Violeta Moretti, Faculty of Humanities, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula

Japanese language:

Riho Morishige, Faculty of Humanities, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula / Hiroshima University

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

We are thankful to the Japan Foundation for the support of this program in covering accommodation and honoraria for a number of speakers.

Sponsored kindly by Japan FoundationFaculty of Humanities and Juraj Dobrila University of Pula.