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  • On November 4, 2017, I will give a lecture presentation (Active Learning Style EFL using ICT) for the fifth JACET English Education Seminar at Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka.
  • 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.
  • On December 10, 2016, I joined the International Advisory Committee of the forthcoming WorldCALL 2018 Conference which would be hosted by the University of Concepci?n, Chile.
  • On December 8, I become a member of the international program committee of CSEDU 2017 (9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education).
  • On December 7, I gave an iPad workshop with Edmodo and Kahoot! for the EFL teachers at Kyoto Prefectural Jonan Ryoso High School in Uji, Kyoto.
  • On October 21, I gave the first lecture presentation ICT in Language Teaching for the EFL teachers at Kyoto Prefectural Jonan Ryoso High School in Uji, Kyoto.
  • On August 27 - September 3, I made a family trip to Koh Samui and Bangkok in Thailand.
  • On August 8, I made a conference presentation of LET 2016 National Conference at Waseda University, Tokyo.
  • On July 1, I made a paper presentation for The 14th Asia TEFL International Conference and 11th FEELTA International Conference at The Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russia.
  • On June 4, I gave a presentation for JALT CALL 2016 at Tamagawa University, Tokyo.
  • On May 29, I gave a presentation on iPad projects for the 9th CIEC FLER SIG Seminar Meeting at Ritsumeikan University Osaka-Ibaraki Campus, Osaka.
  • On May 2, I received an official certificate of GSE (Global Scale of English) Thought Leader from Pearson.