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Talks / Lectures

Sample lecture topics:

Crossing Cultures:  A Way of Life

Crossing Cultures:  A Personal Journey

Crossing Cultures:  A Two-way Street

Living and Working in Japan:  Challenges and Rewards

An American Mother Looks at Japanese Education

Living, Writing and Raising a Family in Japa

Breastpocket Moountain:  Living and Learning in the Japanese Countryside

The Art of Crossing Cultures:  Adapting, Adjusting, Accepting

Crossing Cultures Creatively

Crossing Cultures, Merging Identities

A partial list of lecture engagements:

  • Women in Business, American Chamber of Commerce, Tokyo 2014
  • International House of Japan, 2013
  • Seitoku Women’s University, Chiba, November 2012
  • American Chamber of Commerce, Tokyo 2011
  • Tokyo American Club Women’s Group, 2010
  • AmerAsian School in Okinawa, 2010
  • Foreign Executive Women, Tokyo, Japan 2006
  • Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan 2006
  • Guildford College, North Carolina  2004
  • JET Re-contracting Conference, Tokyo, June 2002
  • Kalamazoo College, Michigan, May 2002
  • Society for Intercultural Education and Research (Japan) Tokyo, September 2001
  • America-Japan Society, Tokyo, September 2001
  • Japan-U.S. Education Committee, Fulbright Program, September, 2001
  • JET Re-contracting Conference, Kobe, May 2001
  • Tokyo Educational Research Institute, May 2001
  • Great Lakes Colleges Association lecture tour (DePauw University, Earlham College, College of Wooster, Kalamazoo College) April 2001
  • Komono-cho, Mie-ken, Board of Education, February 2001
  • Japan Exchange & Teaching Program, Mid-year Seminar, Shizuoka, November 2000
  • Temple University Japan, Cross-cultural Symposium, November 2000
  • International MBA Program, Temple University Japan, Tokyo, July 2000
  • Japan International Science & Technology Exchange Center, Tsukuba  June 2000
  • Saitama High School Teachers Association,  May 2000
  • Educational Research Institute Tokyo Association of Private High Schools, May 2000
  • American Chamber of Commerce Young People’s Group, Tokyo, October 1999
  • George School, Newtown, Pennsylvania, October 1999
  • Shinagawa Joshi Gakuen, Tokyo, July 1999
  • Keynote Speaker, Japan Exchange Teachers Renewers’ Conference, Kobe, May 1999
  • Thunderbird American Graduate School of International Management, Tokyo, May ‘99
  • Board of Education, Hamamatsu, February 1999
  • Association of Foreign Wives of Japanese, 30th Anniversary Conference, Jan1999
  • WICE Educational and Cultural Institute, Paris, France, March 1998
  • Great Lakes Colleges Association-Associated -Colleges of the Midwest Lecture Tour: De Pauw University, Oberlin College, Ohio-Wesleyan University, Albion College, Lake Forest College (March 1998)
  • Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research, Tokyo, January 1998
  • Ark Hills Academy, Tokyo, July 1997 and January 1998
  • International Christian University, Tokyo, November 1997, February 1999
  • American Chamber of Commerce, Tokyo, April 1997
  • Tokyo Union Church, Women’s Society, February 1997
  • Senior High School Teachers Association, Central District of Shizuoka, Feb 1997
  • International Working Women’s Association, Tokyo, April 1997
  • Earlham College Institute for Education on Japan, J.Bailey Distinguished Lecture 9/96
  • Shizuoka University, School of Asian Studies, January 1996
  • Hockaday School, Allman Lecture, Dallas, Texas, September 1996
  • Keio University, School of Business and Commerce, December 1996
  • Fuji Phoenix College, Gotemba, December 1996
  • Shizuoka Mutual Assistance Research Organization, Shizuoka  1996
  • Orientation, Japan Exchange and Teachers Program (JET), Tokyo, 1996 and 1995
  • Doshisha University, Associated Kyoto Program Center, Kyoto, 1994 and 1995
  • International University of Japan, Graduate School of Management, Niigata, 1996
  • Howard University, International Affairs Center, Washington DC, September 1996
  • Shizuoka Chamber of Commerce, International Business Exchange Assoc. Nov1995
  • Temple University, Center for East Asian Studies, Philadelphia, March 1995
  • U.S. Department of State, Foreign Service Institute, Arlington, VA, March 1995
  • Lincoln University, International Symposium, Pennsylvania, April 1995
  • Tokyo American Club Women’s Group, March 1995
  • Hiroshima International Women’s Club, Hiroshima, March 1995
  • Japan Association of Language Teachers (JALT), January 1994
  • Toyo University, Tokyo, November 1993
  • Daito Bunka University, Department of English Literature, December 1993
  • National Association of Japan-America Societies: Hawaii, Oregon, California, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, Alabama, Boston, Indiana, New Mexico, Ohio
  • Japan-America Women’s Club, International House, Tokyo, January 1994
  • National Defence College of Canada, Canadian Embassy, April 1994
  • Foreign Executive Women, Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Tokyo, April 1994
  • College Women’s Association of Japan, Tokyo American Club, June 1994
  • Nagoya International Center, Nagoya, July 1994
  • Hamamatsu Junior Chamber of Commerce, May 1993
  • High School Teachers Association of Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture, February 1993
  • Seirei College of Nursing, Hamamatsu, June 1993
  • Renewers’ Conference for Japan Exchange Teachers, Kobe, June 1993
  • Keynote Speaker, Kobe, May 1999
  • JET Program prefectural seminars:  Gifu, Shizuoka, Shiga, Kanazawa, Mishima, Atami
  • Represented Japan at Journalists’-Global Islands Symposium‘93, Naha, Okinawa,

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