Fellow's Seminar: Ms. GRYKUN, Yuliya

Invitation to the Fellow’s Seminar Fiscal 2008-2009 (on October 17, 2008)

The Japan Foundation
Europe, Middle East and Africa Div.

The Japan Foundation would like to welcome you to join us for the Fellows' Seminar for Fiscal 2008-2009. The presenter is Ms. GRYKUN, Yuliya Ukraine, postgraduate-student of Kyiv National Linguistic University, department of philosophy.

Date: Friday, October 17, 2008
Time: 15:00-16:30
Venue: Seminar Room 2 at the Japan Foundation Head Office.

Note: The Japan Foundation headquarters moved to the new office. Please refer to the link below.

Admission Fee: Free
Language: English (no interpretation)
Contact: If you would like to attend the seminar, please notify Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange Dept. by October 16, 2008 with your name, affiliation, and contact information (tel., fax or e-mail).
If you would apply by e-mail, please be aware to write the name of the presenter and the date of the seminar in the title. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Tel: 03-5369-6069/ Fax: 03-5369-6041 E-mail
Presenter: Ms. GRYKUN, Yuliya
Presentation Theme: “A Ukraine-Japan Comparative Study of Intercultural Communication in Globalized Society: How Are Traditionalism and Ethnic Consciousness Maintained in the Internationalized Modern World?”

The process of globalization caused by intensive international contacts and mutual influences has been seizing lately all the fields of the life. Its main feature is unification of all the processes throughout the world. Under such a condition the problem of maintaining national, cultural, ethnic identity becomes very actual because cultures tend to have unique points which make them different from each other. Traditions represent the culture and could be considered as components which maintain cultural identity. Japan is known as the country which combines traditions and modernity, so the targets of our research were to find out if the traditions are still being kept in contemporary Japanese society, how Japanese young generation percept itself and its country under conditions of globalization and to make comparative analysis with Ukrainian social discourse. The results of our research (which are also based on analysis of row materials we have gathered in Japan) will be reported during the presentation.

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