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COIL with Portland State University

Kansai University students taking courses on Japanese Popular Culture and Global Sociology have recently concluded a COIL project with Intercultural Communication students from Portland State University in the US. Students formed five project groups with each group working to produce presentations on social issues of relevance to both Japan and the US. Group projects explored similarities and differences between Japan and the US with regard to urban and rural income inequalities, gender equality issues, and perceptions and understandings on disabilities. Students participated in three live Zoom sessions throughout the COIL collaboration, and during the final session they presented their research findings and answered questions from the online audience.