Japanese Studies in a Global Perspective
Comparative Studies of Societies and Cultures
Critical Re-examination of Community Japanese Language Programs:
Dominant Ideology and the Creation of Power Relations
Special Language Lecturer, Chiba University, Japan
She teaches the following courses:
1) Critical Thinking and Popular Culture.
2) Intercultural Communication: A Critical Perspective.
3) Intercultural Communication in the Japanese Context.
4) English: Presentation, Interaction, Discussion, and Writing.
Her research interests include enhancing critical thinking skills in language education, decolonization of intercultural education, and knowledge construction in the intercultural communication classroom. She is currently passionately involved in the New Face of Japan (#NewFaceofJapan) .
Project she initiated in October 2019, which documents the experiences of 'new face' in an increasingly diverse Japan. The Project focuses on the problems and challenges faced by Japanese society as it changes at unprecedented speed
Currently (2019~) receiving Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research for the following research topic:Role of Active Knowledge in developing Critical Literacy in Multicultural Classroom
Ohri Richa,「○○国」を紹介するという表象行為-そこにある「常識」を問う-, 言語 文化教育研究 第14巻,査読有, pp. 55 – 67, 2016
Ohri Richa, 母語話者による非母語話者のステレオタイプ構築-批判的談話分析の観点から-リテラシーズ (2), 145-163, 2006
Ohri Richa,「共生」を目指す地域の相互学習型活動の批判的再検討-母語話者の「日本人は」のディスコースから-日本語教育 (126), 134-143, 2005-07
Education and Love
Education teaches us love and respect for other people. Despite that we often stereotype people based on the prejudices we have, which leads to racism and exclusion. This talk emphasizes the need to re-think education and focus on introducing different stories about how stereotyping robs people of respect and dignity. Love needs to be at the core of our education.