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April ASJ lecture meeting

Date: Monday, 20 April 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Erich A. Berendt, former ASJ President (2000-2002)
Title: “Cultures of Learning: How underlying cognitive patterns impinge upon our expectations in the learning domain”
Venue: Shibuya Kyoiku Gakuen (SKG)
Address: 1-21-18 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0002
Access: About a 15-minute stroll from Shibuya station’s Hachiko exit. Map.


Abstract
Behavioral differences reflecting cultures of learning can be seen through an analysis of underlying semantic patterns (cognitive metaphors) in the discourses of the learning domain. Based on contemporary cognitive metaphor, Japanese, English, Thai and Finnish aspects will be discussed with implications for learning expectations and conceptual translation, e.g. GOOD TEACHER concepts, LEARNING AS A CONTAINER/COMMODITY, etc.

References
1. Berendt, Metaphors for Learning: Cross-cultural Perspectives (2008) J. Benjamns.
2. Berendt, “The Discourse and epistemology of ideas: the role of metaphors” (2009) AJLCS Vol.3 (1/2) Assumption U Press.
3. Berendt, For Communicaiton and Learning: Research in Spoken and Applied Discourse (2010) Assumption University Press.
4. Berendt & Tanita, “The ‘heart’ of things: a conceptual metaphoric analysis of Heart and related body parts in Thai, Japanese and English” (2011) ICS 20 (1).
5. Berendt & Mattson, “Poles Apart: Protocols of Expectations about Finnish and Thai Teachers Researching Cultures of Learning (2013) Palgrave-Macmillan.

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Forthcoming ASJ Meeting

Date: Monday, 18 May 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Speaker: Prof. Chizu Nakajima, Professor of Corporate Law and Governance, Faculty of Business and Law, London Metropolitan University
Title: 'Global Regulation: Japan’s Role and Challenges - From the perspective of money laundering regulation'
Venue: Shibuya Kyoiku Gakuen (SKG)
Address: 1-21-18 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0002
Access: About a 15-minute stroll from Shibuya station’s Hachiko exit. Map.


Abstract
Chizu Nakajima, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., is Professor of Corporate Law and Governance and Director of the International Centre for Integrity and Governance at the London Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law, and Chair of the British Japanese Law Association, London. She has served for many years as Director of the annual International Symposium on Economic Crime at the University of Cambridge where she continues to lecture. She is Chair of the British Academy of Management’s Corporate Governance Special Interest Group and a Senior Associate Research Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London.

She specialises in corporate law and governance, corporate social responsibility, financial services law, and the prevention and control of financial crime, and has published numerous papers in leading journals and books in these areas. Professor Nakajima has extensive experience in advising inter-governmental and governmental organisations on various legal and management issues and serves on the governing body of the City of London’s livery company.

She is currently working with thought leaders in government, industry and academia on a number of projects to raise the profile of Japan and promote Tokyo as a leading financial centre, including the City Asia Pacific Roundtable which will be launched later this year.

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