Jeremy Breaden lectures in Japanese/Asian Studies in the Faculty of Arts. He is interested in contemporary social issues in Japan, education and employment systems, and globalisation and internationalisation in various East Asian contexts. Jeremy began his academic career in 2011; previously he worked as an international communications consultant to higher education institutions and private corporations in Japan.
- Latest journal article: Global attributes or local literacy? International students in Japan’s graduate employment systemInternational students graduating from Japanese universities are becoming an important component of graduate recruitment strategy in globalising Japanese firms. They are praised for possessing exactly the kinds of attributes seen as lacking in their Japanese counterparts – such as intercultural communication skills, self-confidence and a competitive spirit. Their value is also emphasised in national policies ... Read more
- New book out now! In the twenty-first century, the concept of internationalisation remains a crucial tool for understanding the dynamics of globalising processes. It draws attention to the dimensions of conscious action in inter- and trans-national phenomena, connecting globalisation with individuals’ experience of everyday life. This book explores how internationalisation is imagined, discussed and operationalised in ... Read more
- Jeremy gave the keynote address at the Global 30 Wrap-Up Symposium, Fukuoka, Japan on 14 February 2014. Global 30 is the Japanese government’s flagship programme for university internationalisation. The symposium brought together 500 policymakers, researchers and practitioners to review progress made over the five year term of the programme and to discuss challenges for the future. Symposium website: http://www.uni.international.mext.go.jp/info/2013/11/g30-wrap-up-symposium/ Read More... Read more