This study explores Japanese language classrooms in Australia taught by native Japanese speakers. Comparative studies were completed in classrooms in both Japan and Australia to identify effective teaching strategies in each cultural context. The book asserts that an awareness of cultural compatibility should be a professional responsibility of educators.
Kumi Kato teaches environmental studies and intercultural communication at the University of Queensland, Australia and Wakayama University, Japan. She is also a research associate at the Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, The University of Queensland, and a research director for Global Cities Institute (Kansai), UN Global Compact (Kansai). She specializes in intercultural value conflicts in environmental issues.