Prof. Takahiro Miyao (International Univ. of Japan) lecturing in "Contemporary Quebec" 「現代ケベック」のコースで講義する宮尾尊弘国際大学GLOCOM教授
"What Can Japan Learn From Quebec?"
On January 15, invited by Prof. Obata, I gave a lecture in his "Contemporary Quebec" course, mainly asking students the following question: What do you think Japan can learn from Quebec? In the first half of the lecture, the interviews on the Japan-Quebec Blog (http://japanquebec.blog76.fc2.com) were explained, especially focusing on what the interviewees thought Japan could learn from Quebec. And then the students were asked to write down what they themselves think Japan can learn from Quebec and submit it right away. In the second half, the students' answers were taken up and commented for mutual learning between the lecturer and the students. The following is the number of students identifying each of the fields where Japan can learn most from Quebec: Cultural policy (14), Education system (8), Language policy (7), Pride/identity (3), Immigration policy (2), Work-life balance (2), PR overseas (1) -- an interesting and illuminating result!