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Japanese language education policy toward increasing foreign students in Japanese societies with historical perspective

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The purpose of the study was to examine Japanese language policy conducted by Japanese government toward foreign students since the end of the World War II up to present. In recent discussion among Asian region, bilateral and multilateral education has gained importance coping with the widely-debated discussions to construct Asian integration. However, since Asian countries have various cultural background including different language policies toward citizens and foreigners, sustained effort will be essential in the regional integration process.
Due to increasing number of students who move around in Asian regions, commanding of multi-language can be seen as empowerment for people in Asian region. Meantime, Japanese Language Education is also needed to implement effectively corresponding with the various demands of foreign students.
While reviewing the policy released by Japanese government, this study will focus on the historical consecutiveness of language policy toward foreign students in Japan. Results will show that Japanese policies have not changed fundamentally since the imperial periods up to present.

Implications of the results will be discussed in terms of criticizing Japanese Language policies in contrast with the effort in private sectors so as to construct new agenda to correspond with the global demands of Japanese Language and establishment of Asian Integration.

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Japanese Language Education, Asian Integration, Foreign Students, Language policy, Assimilation, Colonialism
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Shimauchi, Sae. "Japanese language education policy toward increasing foreign students in Japanese societies with historical perspective" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 53rd Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina, Mar 21, 2009 <Not Available>. 2014-11-30 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p302762_index.html>

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Shimauchi, S. , 2009-03-21 "Japanese language education policy toward increasing foreign students in Japanese societies with historical perspective" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 53rd Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina <Not Available>. 2014-11-30 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p302762_index.html

Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to examine Japanese language policy conducted by Japanese government toward foreign students since the end of the World War II up to present. In recent discussion among Asian region, bilateral and multilateral education has gained importance coping with the widely-debated discussions to construct Asian integration. However, since Asian countries have various cultural background including different language policies toward citizens and foreigners, sustained effort will be essential in the regional integration process.
Due to increasing number of students who move around in Asian regions, commanding of multi-language can be seen as empowerment for people in Asian region. Meantime, Japanese Language Education is also needed to implement effectively corresponding with the various demands of foreign students.
While reviewing the policy released by Japanese government, this study will focus on the historical consecutiveness of language policy toward foreign students in Japan. Results will show that Japanese policies have not changed fundamentally since the imperial periods up to present.

Implications of the results will be discussed in terms of criticizing Japanese Language policies in contrast with the effort in private sectors so as to construct new agenda to correspond with the global demands of Japanese Language and establishment of Asian Integration.


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