Starting in September 2019, APU faculty will hold five lectures once a month at the Ritsumeikan Tokyo Campus in subjects that reflect the vast array of backgrounds, interests, and viewpoints present in the APU community.
1st Lecture : September 5, 19:00 - 20:30
What is history?
Do you think the biology we all studied back in school is the same as modern biology in an era after genomes have been analyzed? In addition to the developments of the humanities and natural sciences that have occurred through historical research, new discoveries are being made every day. Thus the truth no longer looks the same as before. Now the leading theory regarding military rule, which we were taught started during the Kamakura period, is that it began with the rule of the Taira clan.
Try diving into the thrill and attraction of this type of new modern history!
2nd Lecture : October 25, 19:00 - 20:30
Living in a multicultural society: Simple Japanese communication Have you heard the phrase "Simple Japanese"? In Japanese, "simple" does not only mean "easy," it also means "kind." Simple Japanese" is an advanced ability to communicate in conversation where one adjusts one's words to one's partner. Try taking a new look at the casual Japanese you are ordinarily using at the office and in everyday life in order to communicate with your neighbors who are from other countries.
3rd Lecture : November 22, 19:00 - 20:30
What is the "Indo-Pacific Strategy"? A survey of the Quadrilateral Security Dialog (QUAD) What is Japan's "Indo-Pacific Strategy?" Is it really solidly in unison with its ally, the United States? What about Australia and India's strategic awareness? How has the partial shift in the United States' strategy that came with the change from the Obama administration to the Trump administration impacted the cooperation between the four countries (QUAD)?
4th Lecture : December 1, 16:30 - 18:00
Inclusive leadership: why and how it matters? Diversity is pursued across industries and organizations. However, despite the resources and efforts made, the benefits of diversity are often not realized. Talent resources are underutilized and organizations fail to create new value. With the changing business landscape and deepening talent crisis, the need for a leadership that leverages the value of diversity is paramount. In this session, you will learn why and how inclusive leadership is a key to thriving at work and creating competitive advantages in the highly diverse world we have today.
5th Lecture : January 17, 19:00 - 20:30
Thinking of measures to address overtourism: From Mt. Fuji to the world! Overtourism, or excessive tourism, in top global sightseeing destinations, primarily in World Heritage sites such as Barcelona and Venice, is becoming a problem. On the one hand Japan's national commitment to tourism is advancing, but it has also been pointed out that tourist sites such as Kyoto are at overcapacity. In this lecture we will examine the core concepts of capacity, excessive use, and sustainable tourism for tourist sites both in Japan and abroad. We will start with the case of Mt. Fuji, where de-marketing measures (mechanisms for decreasing market demand) for tourists (in particular, climbers) are being taken in order to reduce congestion and environmental degradation.
Venue : APU Tokyo Office
Sapia Tower, 8th Floor,1-7-12 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo 100-0005
http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/tokyocampus/access/ (In Japanese language only)