Learn Japanese and a New World Opens Project


The Monash Japanese Language Education Centre is committed to supporting Japanese language education at all levels in a variety of ways including Advocacy. Our latest endeavour to encourage students to take up and /or continue their Japanese language studies is the ‘Learn Japanese and a new world opens’ project. This project will showcase a number of easily accessible short videos of people who have used or are using Japanese language as part of their career, job, life or experiences. We aim to showcase a diverse group of people who have interacted with Japanese language in a range of ways.

Please share these with your students and the school community. If you know someone who would be suitable to be interviewed please email Anne de Kretser:  Anne.Dekretser@monash.edu

Our list of interviewees:

Mat Bowtell - Engineer and Prosthetic Limb Innovator

Meri Joyce - Coordinator for Peace Boat

Alex Yu - Consular Officer - Australian Embassy, Tokyo

Kiri Falls - Newspaper Editor, Tokyo

Jesse Tucek - New Colombo Plan Scholarship recipient

Mark Cubit - Philanthropist

Mark Lucas - General Manager JAL Aust & NZ

Marty Friedman - Musician / Celebrity

Alex McLeish - Lawyer

Emerald King - University Lecturer

Dr Cathy Sell - Research Assistant, Teaching Associate, Translator

Sol Dasika - Graduate of a Tokyo University

Levi Durbidge - Graduate Student

Catriona McKenzie - Senior Publisher

Kyle Koo - Senior Consultant - Accounting Firm, Tokyo