Friday, November 6, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00

Register and join us as we go over the absolute basics of academic writing.

This four part series will cover

  • Strategies, audiences, purpose, organisation, styles and flow


Friday, December 4, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00


To understand the importance of listening for effective communication.

To learn ways to clarify when listening.



Particpants should have an upper intermediate level of English fleuncy.

Please visit this page closer to the date to download the attached handout.

Click here to join the meeting.


Friday, October 23, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00

Different cultures may have different values and approaches when it comes to making decisions. How can I manage the decision making process effectively in meetings? Join us to find answers to this question.


Friday, October 9, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00

Why does comminication sometimes go wrong? How can I communicate bad news sensitively?

Join us to answer these questions.


Friday, September 25, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:30

What kind of questions should I be asking when I meet someone from another culture for the first time?  How do I avoid making a bad first impression? What kind of communication strategy should I have?


Friday, October 23, 2020 - 16:00


Recent discussions in neuroscience have been arguing about the necessity of a revision to our approach in neuroscience. A common approach in neuroscience starts from a phenomenon such as attention or memory as defined from our psychological heritage, trying to find a brain correlate of this phenomenon. This method has been argued to be suffering from two main problems first is the loosely defined psychological terms and second is the correlation fallacy that has been a major concern in neuroscience. We invited two experts in neuroscience from both OIST and RIKEN trying to get their insight on this problem and how different experimental, mathematical and analytical techniques will help us frame a new path in neuroscience research.

Topic: ONOS discussion seminar 
Time: Oct 23, 2020 04:00 PM Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo



Friday, September 18, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:30

How can we describe the cultures of others? More importantly how do we describe our own culture? Join us to find out some language that you can use to answer these questions.


Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 17:00

Conversation practice for Advanced Japanese speakers!

Thursdays at 17:00

September 17th - December 10th, 2020

Zoom link-


Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 17:00

JLPT (日本語能力試験)practice for all levels!

Every Tuesday from 5-6 PM

Zoom link to join-


Friday, September 18, 2020 - 12:00
  • Who: English learners with intermediate or above skills
  • What: Zoom discussion about current events in English
  • When: 12-1 PM,every other Friday
  • How: click to join at 12PM