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  • On June 10, 2018, I will give a plenary sppech at JALTCALL 2018 25th Anniversary Conference in Nagoya.
  • On November 4, 2017, I gave a lecture presentation (Active Learning Style EFL using ICT) for the fifth JACET English Education Seminar at Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka.
  • On October 25, 2017, my co-authored article titled "Learning English Idioms with a Web-Based Educational Game: A Pilot Study" was published in Journal of Educational Computing Research."
  • On September 9, 2017, I gave a paper presentation for GLoCALL 2017 at Universiti Teknologi Brunei, Burunei Darussalam.
  • On August 24, 2017, I gave a poster presentation for EuroCALL 2017 at the University of Southampton, UK.
  • On August 6, 2017, I gave a paper presentation for the LET 2017 Conference in Nagoya Gakuin University Nagoya Campus, Nagoya.
  • On June 22, 2017, I became one of the International Program Committee members for CSEDU 2018 (Portugal, 15-17 March, 2018).
  • On June 3, 2017, I became one of the symposists at the "Web-Based Communication and Future" symposium at Kyoto Notre Dame University for the Japan Communication Association 2017 Conference.
  • On April 4, 2017, I gave a lecture presntation for the EFL teachers at Faculty of Social Sciences, Ritsumeikan UNiversity in Kyoto.
  • On April 1, 2017, I became a specially appointed professor (Tokunin Kyojyu) for College of Information Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University and also received the title of the Professor Emeritus.
  • On March 31, 2017, I retired as a tenured professor from College of Information Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University.
  • On March 10, 2017, I gave a workshop regarding listening and speaking skills in English for the EFL teachers at Kyoto Prefectural Jonan Ryoso High School in Uji, Kyoto.
  • I cancelled to participate in the 18th World Congress of Applied Linguisitics (July 23 - 28, 2017) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil because of the security issues.
  • On January 14, 2017, I gave a lecture presentation to the participants of three intercultural understanding programs (Okanagan College, Illinois College and Oklahoma University) at Ritsumeikan UNiversity KInugasa Campus.