Innovation in Japan: Looking to the Future

  • Stephen RyanEmail author
  • Sachiko Nakamura
  • Hayo Reinders
Part of the New Language Learning and Teaching Environments book series (NLLTE)


This chapter simultaneously functions as a summary of the contents of the book and as a practical guide for educators looking to implement their own future innovations. Drawing on the lessons of the various initiatives described and discussed in the book, both the successful and the not-so-successful, the chapter identifies common concerns informing and shaping innovation. The chapter firstly demonstrates the importance of contextual concerns in both initiating and inhibiting innovation, before going on to discuss the temporal dimension to innovation and the need for innovators to be aware of the demands of the system within which they are innovating. The chapter ends by emphasizing the importance of dialogue to any innovative project.


Innovation Practitioners Learning in context 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen Ryan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sachiko Nakamura
    • 2
  • Hayo Reinders
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Culture, Media and SocietyWaseda UniversityTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of LanguagesKing Mongkut’s University of Technology ThonburiBangkokThailand
  3. 3.Department of EducationAnaheim UniversityAnaheimUSA

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