Prof. Koji Oikawa's lecture

Recently, we've been successful in ensuring short term courses of foreign lecturers for our students. We believe it is a way to offer students new perspectives and insights into fields of Japane studies, that are not covered in lectures of our regular staff.

For example, in 2015 prof. Yoshihiko Ikegami led a course title Cognitive linguistics and Japanese and in fall 2017 we held 3 courses by foreign specialists namely a linguistics course by prof. Yoshihisa Nakamura a course titled Traditional and Modern Japan instructed by dr. Melinda Papp and finally the course Japanese Language and Culture by prof. Yoshiyuki Asahi.

In addition to such courses, we also host one-time lectures by foreign (often Japanese) and domestic specialists in their respective fields of Japanese studies. Among our Japanese guests there were prof. Makino, prof. Imai and dr. Maruyama with their talks on linguistics, professors Oikawa and Hanada with lectures on didactics of Japanese, prof. Otani's lecture on Japanese Theatre or a discussion session with Ken'ichi Ane on translations of Czech literature into Japanese.

As for domestic guests we might mention a talk by Tomáš Jurkovič on translating Murakami's novels or a lecture on manga by its czech leading tranlsator Anna Křivánková.


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