Nonverbal communication

While looking at consultation data transcribed from audio files, I’ve been studying linguistic forms in spoken interactions (in primary care settings). A question flashed across my mind today and I quickly looked it up. What exactly do nonverbal cues include in general? One of the famous quotes is that about 93 per cent of communication […]

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Bilingual blogging

At a cafe in Tokyo, when we were having a chat over wine, my male friend Asuka brought up an interesting topic. He suggested that I write a blog post in Japanese once in a while – say, once every five posts. I had never thought about it before, but bilingual or multilingual blogging sounds […]

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Worth to try – When I applied for a teaching position

I just want to share some positive thoughts about job applications! In December 2018, I applied for my current teaching position in London. When I read an article to recruit a teaching staff at a university, the application deadline was already two weeks passed. But it still had a direct email address and a name […]

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‘Easy Japanese’ as a common language with foreigners in Japan

I could not agree more with the idea of ‘easy Japanese’ as a common language between native and non-native speakers in Japan. In Tokyo, the Mainichi Newspapers Co. will host a symposium on this topic in March. The focus will be the acceptance of foreign workers and language in the context of Japan’s employment situation […]

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Notes on Open-mindedness

Since posting on Trust and Communication Skills last time, I’ve had some responses to the post, with people around me saying ‘I love it!’ It was also nice that some old friends messaged me after seeing my post on Facebook and we rebuilt a connection. When blogging, I sometimes worry about how my readers feel […]

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Trust and Communication Skills: Mini-Introduction

I always wanted to share a quick and helpful tips series for communication skills, and here’s my very first, a brief introductory note about it. πŸ™‚ Since 2016 – that is, for the past three years – I have collected thousands of articles on the topic of “communication skills” from any contextual category. Initially, it […]

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