Dr. Tanaka will focus on the following three points concerning persons living abroad:
1. The issues that overseas residents have faced concerning language, culture, circumstance, and society
2. How overseas residents’ personalities have been changed: being more aggressive, positive, independent, and sociable.
3. How their identities have been changed relating to having more care for their families, becoming aware of one's Japanese-ness, and admiring Japanese culture.
Manami Tanaka is currently Assistant Professor at Tokyo Future University. She received her Doctor of Education in Multicultural International Education at the University of San Francisco in 1994. Her research interests include intercultural communication, intercultural education, identities, and Japanese American issues and culture.