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The material… at last.

And I thought it was over and that this project would never see the light of the day. Surprisingly, my colleague Monica Hamciuc decided to put some material available for new teachers and contacted me to check on the status of the AL&CT “book”. Well, as usual, I had to finish it. Not only because I wanted to, but because it feels really good to know that people are going to use something you have made. The material is available Read More …

Differences of parenting style between North America and Japan (日米の養育方法の比較)

Abstract: Parenting is one of the chief element to grow children. There are many kinds of parenting, and these are different from family and country. Also, there is some difference of effect on the child. This paper focuses on two countries, Japan and North America of parenting style. Research have been conducted to compare definition, parenting styles, the best way, and positive and adverse effect on North America and Japanese parenting. Personality or characteristics are structured upon various influences. The Read More …

The Economic Impact of Tax Havens on Businesses and Its Home Countries (税金避難地が企業とその母国に与える経済的影響)

Abstract: Today, tax havens carry an important role in the world economy because its system attracts amounts of capitals in the world. This paper introduces what are tax havens, its structure, and influence in the world economy. In fact, many well-known wealthy companies and individuals are interacted with tax havens. There is a firm relationship among them. Tax havens bring benefits to offshore companies and individuals, and vice versa. They both obtain benefits from each other, which is discussed on Read More …

New Business Development for a Local Agricultural Community in Miyazaki Prefecture (宮崎県における地域農業組織の新規事業開発案)

Abstract: The focus of this research is on a small agricultural community of a rural area in Miyazaki. In order to develop the community and their products some business strategies are considered and discussed. The research object of this study is the Mimatangoma-project in Mimata-city started by the Kirishima Society. First, the current agricultural situation and problems of Miyazaki and Mimata are considered and later focus is shifted to the current situation of Mimatangoma project. The research follows with an Read More …

SNS Caveats and its Direct Impact on Users (SNS注意事項とユーザー影響について)

Abstract: In recent years, many Social Network Services (SNS) websites and applications have flooded the Internet, our computers and smartphones. For some time, the main appeal of SNSs was the fact that they allow us to connect to friends whenever they are close by or in a remote location. Nowadays, understanding the repercussions of SNSs has become a very difficult task as SNSs are used not only for friendship connections but have also speeded out into many areas of our Read More …

Same-Sex Relationships: A Comparison Between Japanese and American University Students Acceptability (同性間のリレーションシップ:日本とアメリカの大学生の容認性の比較)

Abstract The topic of this exploratory paper is the same sex relationships: A comparison between Japanese and American university students acceptability. People generally like people of the opposite sex. After that, they get married. However, some people like people of same sex. There are many people like them in every country. In America, people have many gay rights. For example, they can get married in 37 states. However, in Japan, people do not have as many gay rights. They cannot Read More …

Introduction to Global Citizenship: At last, the material

Finally, the material for my ICT module is ready. It took me a while and although not perfect, it is good to go. Today we have our third class in the course where we discuss what a global citizen is. Next week I am changing classroom and will start the ICT module with a different cohort. So far so good, except that, for my lesson to go well, I need next week students to prepare for the class!!! This will Read More …

Introduction to Global Citizenship

Today I decided to start preparing for the “Introduction to Global Citizenship” course starting next semester. The course will have 17 classes from which 9 will be taught by me, and 8 by other 2 teachers. As a “shared” course, I will be teaching 4 classes to each of the other 2 sections. Introduction classes (3) Shared classes (4) Shared classes (4) Shared classes (4) Review classes (2) “Preparing” is not really the term I should have used since I Read More …

Senior Thesis time

We are already in “senior thesis” time. Students running around asking professors to be their advisors and professors trying to avoid some students. I am lucky (somehow) because students generally do not like technology or believe (erroneously) that it is too difficult. Anyway, I put a page together for the few students I am advising: http://portfolio.miyazaki-mic.ac.jp/mahara/view/view.php?id=1284 Hopefully the contents will be useful.