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January 12, 2007

[SSJ: 4332] Announcement from International House of Japan

From: Junko Ikeda
Date: 2007/01/12

"Japanese Education Seen from the Arabian Peninsula"

Lecturer: Suad Al-Mudhaffar (School Principal, Azzan Bin Qais Private School)

Moderator: Kazuo Kuroda (Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University)

Ms. Suad Al-Mudhaffar was the first Japanese to become a national of Oman, a small country in the Arabian Peninsula. She was also the first non-native born citizen to start a private school in that country. Since 1990, when she began her school, she has faced and overcome various difficulties, and presently her school is considered one of the best in the country. She was recently featured in the Japanese edition of Newsweek.

Ms. Suad, with the vision and awareness of a successful educator, will discuss problems in the current Japanese education system from a fresh perspective. She will also explain why her school has been so highly evaluated in an Arabic country that has a significantly different culture and social system from that of Japan. An important point of her lecture will concern how one can facilitate mutual understanding between cultures, especially in regards to the recent international affairs and the situation in the Islamic world.

Date & Time: Fri., February 2nd, 2007, 7:00-8:30 pm
Venue: Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, International House of Japan
Admission: Free
Language: Japanese (English/Japanese simultaneous interpretation to be provided)
Registration: Please contact the Program Dept. by phone, fax or e-mail.

* This tour is sponsored by the All Japan Organization of Social Contribution

Program Department, IHJ
5-11-16 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
Tel. 03-3470-3211 Fax. 03-3470-3170
E-mail: program[atx]i-house.or.jp
URL: http://www.i-house.or.jp

Approved by ssjmod at January 12, 2007 06:02 PM