Professor Jiro Takai is interviewed by President of The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Dr. Joseph Haldane, on the merits of various strategies and methods of conflict management, including that of the avoidance of conflict in Japanese society.
About Professor Jiro Takai
Jiro Takai is professor of social psychology at Nagoya University, Japan, and received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, US. He has served in the executive committees of the Japan Society for Social Psychology, the Japan Group Dynamics Society, the Japan Intercultural Education Society, the Communication Association of Japan, and the Japan-US Communication Association (affiliate of National Communication Association). Although he was born in Japan, he spent 15 years as a youth growing up in Canada, and has also spent two years living in the United States. Because of such a background, he has an interest in cross-cultural matters, particularly in the context of interpersonal communication as well as research interests in interpersonal competence, self-presentation and multi-faceted self concept.
Prof. Takai was a Conference Co-Chair and Featured Presenter at The Asian Conference on Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences 2014 (ACP2014) and The Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion and Philosophy 2014 (ACERP2014) held from March 27-30th, 2014 in Osaka, Japan.
Photography by Kiyoshi Mana, IAFOR Media.