Lectures and Events

Business Japanese Workshop

Saturday, August 23 & Sunday, August 24, 2014

Speaker: Motoko Tabuse (Eastern Michigan University)
Location: 2390 University Capitol Centre (Executive Boardroom) University of Iowa

Topics include:

  • Business Japanese Programs in the United States: 2009 Survey Report
  • Business Japanese curriculum
  • Lesson contents and materials
  • Collaboration with College of Business and local businesses

Bio of speaker:

Motoko Tabuse is a Full Professor in the Department of World Languages and teaches undergraduate and graduate level Business Japanese courses. She received her Ph.D. in Foreign Language Studies from The Ohio State University. She is currently serving as Chief Reader of the AP Japanese Language and Culture Examination, President of the American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ), the Professional Development Consultant of the College Board, the World Languages teacher certification programs reviewer for NCATE and the Michigan Department of Education. She served as Director of Japanese National Honor Society (2000-2002), President of the National Council of Japanese Language Teachers (2002-2003), Instructor of the AATJ’s JOINT online course (Designing Business Japanese Curriculum, 2011). She is interested in extended collaboration with business and government sectors to promote/advocate Japanese education in the United States.

Sponsors: The Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS) in International Programs at the University of Iowa, with additional funding from the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (DWLLC) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

This event is free and open to the public with limited seating (20 seats).  If you are interested in attending, please contact Yumiko Nishi at yumiko-nishi@uiowa.edu by Sunday, August 10.

Workshop Schedule

Saturday, August 23

8:30 a.m.


9:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks

9:15 a.m.

Session 1

11:45 a.m.


1:00 p.m.

Session 2

3:00 p.m.

Coffee Break

3:20 p.m.

Session 3

5:20 p.m.

End of Session 3

Sunday, August 24

8:30 a.m.

Session 4

10:30 a.m.

End of Session 4