elena platon
Elena Platon, PhD
Head of the institute of Romanian Language as a European Language

Faculty of Letters,  Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca

Takuro
KIKKAWA Takuro, PhD
Associate Professor of Asia Pacific Studies
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Robert Crane
Robert Crane, PhD
Specialist in Cross Cultural Understanding

Kumiko Tsutsui
Kumiko Tsutsui, PhD
Associate Professor in the Education
Development and Learning Support Center

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University


Kaoru NATSUDA, PhD
Professor of Development Economics
College of International Management
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University


Kumiko Tsutsui is an associate professor in the Education Development and Learning Support Center at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU), Japan. Kumiko completed her Ph.D. at the University of Texas Austin. Her research interests are intercultural communication and students’ personal growth through overseas experiences. One of her missions on campus is to send all Japanese students overseas and have them experience and learn the world. She enjoys teaching and working in a multicultural environment and dreams of developing Beppu, a local city, to a multicultural society where people with different cultural backgrounds respect, value, and learn from one another.

Who should attend

We invite educators, researchers, Ph.D. students and all professionals working in both public & private sectors to submit the extended abstracts for the Conference.