Category: ACAS2018


Entropy in the Rise and Fall of a Japanese-American Dystopia – Karen Yamashita’s “Through the Arc of the Rain Forest”

Stephen Pepper first discussed the term “root metaphor” as the foundation of successful world hypotheses. The idea of a root metaphor as a metaphysical archetype can be expanded and used in literary analysis. For this paper we will rely mostly on Eric Zencey’s theory of “Entropy as Root Metaphor,” and will use the Second Law


The Pedagogy of Japan Studies for Japanese University Students

Content-focused language teaching approaches such as Content-Based Instruction (CBI) and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) continue to gain both recognition and credibility. In this talk, participants will be introduced to both the theory and practice of such approaches, with special emphasis on the affective learning domain. After looking at the various benefits and challenges