This year’s State of the Chapter is focused on Labor and Jobs. Experts will have talks about getting jobs and protecting yourself and free refreshments will be provided by the sponsor Englishbooks.jp.
This event will feature announcements from the Tokyo Chapter, two short 5 to 10 minute presentations from the jobs and the labor experts, time to mingle and enjoy the food, and two thirty-minute Q&A periods with the experts. Also, the Tokyo Chapter Chairs will be available for any questions or concerns you may have, so don’t hesitate to speak out.
Speakers on Labor Issues:
Executive President of National Union of General Workers, Tokyo Nambu
Nakajima has been organizing workers, varying from full-timers to casual contracts in all sectors, since 1993 in demands for “safe workplaces free of discrimination where anyone can maintain their health and fair wage,” which is a fundamental workers’ right.
Journalist /activist; president of Newspaper and wire service workers’ union
Matsumoto reports on various rights issues both in Japanese and English, while she teaches media and social issues at Hosei and Sophia universities as well as acting as a research assistant at Tokyo University.
Speakers on Jobs
Suwako Uehara is an Associate Professor at the University of Electro-Communications. She is currently one of the special editors for the OnCUE Special Conference Issue and is a member of the Writers’ Peer Support Group. Her research interests include: creativity, technology, 21st-century education, writing centers, and self-access learning centers.
Michele Joel is the coordinator of the English program for the Department of Social Sciences at Kyorin University. She spends most of her classroom hours with students enrolled in a program preparing students to work in international settings. To this end, her main research focus is on the best ways to support both students and content professors in EMI, as well as development of EMI curriculum.