Japan Social Innovation Journal
Online ISSN : 2185-9493
ISSN-L : 2185-9493
Volume 3 , Issue 1
Special Double Issue on Social Innovation, Multicultural Diversity and Creative Regions – Guest editors: Yoko MATSUDA
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  • Tomoko OCHIAI
    2013 Volume 3 Issue 1 Pages 48-55
    Published: March 28, 2013
    Released: April 10, 2013
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    This paper sheds light on the process of intercultural literacy acquisition of newcomer children (NCC) in a youth program organized for them by an NPO which is working to create a multicultural society. Based on the observations done with an NPO in Kobe,the learning process in the initial stage of intercultural literacy development was closely examined. Intercultural literacy includes the ability of NCC to recognize and express their own opinions and perspectives as ethnic minorities in their host society. By having dialogue with other participants in the youth program, the newcomer children gain approval of their own ethnicity, knowledge about the situation of foreign people in Japan, etc. Uponparticipating in the program, the newcomer children advanced from beingparticipants and settlers, to expressionistsas they subsequently acquired intercultural literacy.
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  • Anh-Dai LU
    2013 Volume 3 Issue 1 Pages 56-61
    Published: March 28, 2013
    Released: April 10, 2013
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    This paper considers the larger context in which social innovation can emerge. Based on the notion of shared value, it suggests that change agents should think beyond boundaries and organizational forms. To resolve common challenges, society's future leaders across sectors can foster innovativeness by removing behavioral barriers caused by fixed labels and perceptions.
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  • Misa RYU
    2013 Volume 3 Issue 1 Pages 62-66
    Published: March 28, 2013
    Released: April 10, 2013
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    This research note provides an overview of the Korean immersion education which has been conducted for more than half a century in Korean ethnic schools in Japan. First, Korean residents and their language use are briefly described and then an outline and features of Korean education as their heritage language are introduced. Finally some issues and perspectives regarding the matter are discussed.
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