|1. What is History?
2. Going through ancient times globally
3. Placing spotlight on Recent History
4. Wars in various regions and countries, why?
5. Notable revolutions of the world
6. Communism Government
7. Imperialism, and New Imperialism
8. Democratic Government
9. Nationalism----in different countries
10. Reflecting on Japanese History
11. Reflecting on recent Japan since Meiji era
14. What course do we need to take?
15. Importance of endeavouring to keep world peace
Nota bene: Below is my essay contributed to the University’s Newsletter called “Bouquet” Volume 4. You will find it in page 7.
This is self explanatory to the core of my belief and teaching.
Seventy Years after the W.W. II, Japan’s Contribution to the World Peace, and Considering the Future
Visiting Professor, Leading Graduate School Promotion Center
My class is for the students to learn essential history, especially for those who aspire to be a global leader. Starting from scratch, like the importance of studying the historians before studying history, meaning that history can have as many variations/interpretations as the number of historians, thus the necessity to develop our own thoughts, forming opinions individually case by case. All this is to prepare the students for leadership positions in various fields. We discuss, learn debate skills, presentation know-hows, as well as negotiation techniques.
From ’97 to ’08 once every year, for eleven years, I had lectured at the Sciences Po (Paris Institute of Political Studies) in France. Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, in French is a public research and higher education institution established in 1872, having educated France’s political leaders and is considered one of the best schools for the social sciences, which include political science, history, sociology communication, etc.
My style of teaching has always been two-way communication, putting emphasis on roundtable, debate training, and discussion skills, etc. Unlike the old days, it was not just for French students exclusively, so top selected students of highest academic level with several language skills came from all over the world in the recent years. They were hungry for more in learning, and I was always bombarded with questions from these eager over acheivers.
Ochanomizu University has always aspired to provide students with education that enables them to show true leadership with a global perspective, hence my being appointed a visiting professor to provide students with advanced studies and leadership education preparing them for internationalization/globalization.
I do hope to see you all in my class!