Demystifying the unconscious minds of bilingual communications — Shin-Issei perspectives

  • 日時
    2024年7月18日 (木) 12:00 am – 11:59 pm

Date: July 18, 2024 (U.S.) / July 19, 2024 (Japan)
8:00pm ET / 9:00am (Japan)
Location: Virtual
Registration: To register, click here.

In lieu of the quarterly networking sessions, the Shin-Issei affinity group welcomes Shin-Issei panelists with different backgrounds to analyze our communication behaviors as we live in two (or more) languages, seemingly seamlessly. When Shin-Isseis speak among ourselves or with other bilingual people, how do we choose which language to use and why? What do we gain and/or lose by making such a choice? The panel will explore unspoken rules with input from the audience.


Chika Seidel, Associate Director, IP Litigation, Astellas Pharma

Tasha Yorozu (JALD ‘16), Managing Attorney at Miura & Partners US

Yumi Araki (ELP ‘23), Managing Producer, America’s Test Kitchen


Yumi Higashi, Legal Assistant, Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf LLP / JD candidate, Brooklyn Law School

The Shin-Issei affinity group enjoys quarterly Zoom networking events in which we discuss topics relevant to our identity as the newest Japanese Americans. Selected events are open to Shin-Isseis who are not yet USJC members as a way to introduce USJC. Additional Shin-Issei programs including networking events, the Shin-Issei Connection, and student outreach opportunities are for USJC members only. For inquiries, please contact the Shin-Issei Steering Committee at [email protected].