Essential Culture & Arts for Global Leaders to begin on January 28, 2015

Prof. Midori Nishiura  “Essential Culture & Arts for Global Leaders” will be offered.
  Prof. Midori Nishiura, an expert in global communications, will be in charge of this lecture. She taught Essential History for Global Leaders in Spring Semester 2014.
  This lecture is designed as one of the “Doctoral Program Liberal Arts” for “Minor Course of Science and Technology for Global Leaders”. The lecture is open to all master’s & doctoral students who want to be active in the international community no matter which major/minor course they belong to. The lecture will be conducted in English.

Lecture Goals

*Preparing for the future, world of contemporary workplace
*Teaching “people skills”, essential for global leaders
*Helping to lay foundation for future plans(careers)
*Teaching to be competitive in numerous areas of ideas
*Encouraging to expand horizons
*Helping to discover new perspectives
*Teaching to free one’s mind, gaining skills to defend/express one’s pint of view
*Helping to see the difference, reflect on life, beauty, justice, and opposites
*Helping to provide moral scale/compass
*Preparing for a wide spectrum of opportunities in the future

Lecture Outline

Subject Essential Culture & Arts for Global Leaders [14S1016]
Instructor Midori Nishiura (Visiting Professor of Ochanomizu University)
Theme Balance
— Skills can be learnt but sense of moral and good thinking cannot
Target Audience Graduate Students
Location Main Building, Room 135 (Conference Room)
Lecture Schedule Wed., January 28 13:20 – 16:30 -International Relations
-Benefit of knowing languages
-What do we learn from wonderful books? (Literature)
Thu., January 29 13:20 – 16:30 -100 people, 100 minds
-Human relation
-If music be the food of love/ Why is it beneficial to know opera
Fri., January 30 13:20 – 16:30 -Religious worldwide
-Space technologies, Japan and other nations
Sat., January 31 10:40 – 19:50 -Social & Humanity studies(Visiting Old People’s Homes 
*Out-of-Classroom Activity
Visiting social welfare facility is scheduled.
Fri., February 6 13:20 – 19:50 -Kabuki, a “must” experience (Visiting Kabukiza)
-Importance of elegant dining (Teaching basic manners, by experiencing eating in a restaurant)
*Out-of-Classroom Activity
Viewing Kabuki and practicing restaurant manners are scheduled.

Lecture Brochure (in Japanese)


To take this lecture, you need to register through Ochanomizu University’s web registration. The registration process is same as for other lectures in Fall Semester 2014.
Registration Period: October 1 through 14
If you cannot register during above period, please submit a paper-based registration form at Academic Affairs Office in Student Affairs Building.


Ochanomizu University Leading Graduate School Promotion Center
Tel: 03-5978-5775