A Thousand Speakers Joined Japanese Language Education Conference in Bali

[Unpad.ac.id, 3/11/2016] Indonesian Association of Japanese Language Education (ASPBJI) in collaboration with the Global Network Tokyo Japan as well as in support from The Japan Foundation and Universitas Padjadjaran organized The International Conference on Japanese Language Education (Bali – ICJLE) 2016, with the theme: 無限の可能性 (an infinity of possibilities) in Nusa Dua Convention Center, Denpasar, Bali, on 9 to 10 September 2016.

Kiri ke kanan: President and CEO Fujiko Pro.,Co.Ltd, Mr. Zenshow Ito, Ketua ASPBJI, Dr. Agus S. Suryadimulya, M.A., dan Rektor Unpad, Prof. Tri Hanggono Achmad *

Left to right: President and CEO Fujiko Pro.,Co.Ltd, Mr. Zenshow Ito, ASPBJI Chairperson, Dr. Agus S. Suryadimulya, M.A., and Unpad Rector, Prof. Tri Hanggono Achmad *

The conference invited Mr. Zenshow Ito, President and Chief Executive Officer Fujiko Pro.,Co.Ltd and President of Fujiko F Fujio Museum (Doraemon Museum). On the occasion, the Rector was invited as a special guest speaker to give an opening remark for this seminar. In addition, also invited was former Rector, Prof. Himendra Wargahadibrata, as guest of honor.

ASPBJI Chairperson who is also the convernor of the conference, Dr. Agus S. Suryadimulya, MA., said that the seminar was attended by researchers, practitioners, observers, teachers, Japanese language education experts from around the world, amounting to around 1,000 people. It became a spatial representation and forum for self-actualization for capable, effective, and reliable educators.

Agus, who is also a lecturer of Japanese Literature Study Program Unpad added that his fellow lecturers from the same Department also participated by giving presentation of their respective researches related to the theme of this seminar. The numbers of papers presented at the seminar included 243 papers for oral presentation, 193 for poster presentation, 3 types of symposia, 22 panels, and 1 workshop with the total number of speakers and participants of nearly 1,000 people.

The three symposia were as follows:

  1. J-GAP Symposium dengan tema : 世紀につながる日本語教育-日本語グローバルアーティキュレーション活動(J-GAP)のベストプラクティス-(Leading to the 21st-Century Japanese Language Education- Best Practices of Japanese Language Global Articulation Project (J-GAP))
  2. 中等教育段階の日本語教育が果たす役割と課題-21世紀を生き抜く人間教育に取り組む世界の日本語教師からの提言-(Challenges and Responsibilities of Japanese Language Education in Secondary Schools around the World: Voices from Teachers Working on Human Development in the 21st Century)
  3. ASEAN Symposium with theme: Global Human Resource Development, Japanese Business Research and Education.

Meanwhile, the workshop organized to coincide with this seminar was the Post Graduated Student Symposium and Workshop attended by graduate students from Indonesia, Australia, Japan, and China. Countries participated in this seminar consisted of Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Sweden, Turkey, Italy, USA, France, Brazil, and Mongolia. For this event, ASPBJI appointed PT Kataji Bagja Prima as an organizer.

This international seminar was a biannual event organized by members of the Global Network, and results from the meeting of GN members decided that the next seminar would be held in Venice, Italy in August 2018. In this meeting, ASPBJI Chairperson, Dr. Agus S. Suryadimulya, MA., was appointed Chairman of the Global Network for the implementation of the next ICJLE. *

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