166.Reconstruction of Japanese Language Education Rebuilding Reconstructing Reforming Recreating Reformulation

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With increasing numbers of foreigners living in Japan and a growing demand for Japanese language skills overseas, Japanese language education has become increasingly interdisciplinary. However, its position both within social contexts and as an academic discipline has remained unclear. With this in mind, our team will examine and address issues such as multicultural coexistence, policies of globalization, learning activities used in and outside of schools, teachers’ practices, and the living environment of international students in both theoretical and practical terms, with an aim to reorient the academic objectives of Japanese language education beyond the simplistic view that “Japanese teachers teach Japanese to foreigners.”