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Ella Tennant

Keele University
Ella Tennant leads Intercultural Communication and language modules and also takes a lead in Liberal Arts.

Ella’s interest in languages, culture, communication, performance and digital literacy comes from her extensive international experience which includes living, working and conducting research in France, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico and Spain. In addition to her roles in Higher Education, Ella has worked in business and management, with her own companies in Hong Kong and Spain, and as a writer and translator.

Ella holds a BA Honours degree in French Modern Arts, MA in Asian Studies from the University of Hong Kong. She also conducted research for the University of Hong Kong in the field of Japanese Studies and is Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Japan's constitutional dilemma: only men allowed on the Chrysanthemum throne

Aug 06, 2021 09:39 am UTC| Law

The question of who will succeed to the Chrysanthemum Throne the Japanese monarchy when there is a shortage of male heirs is in play again after the panel set up to look into the succession recently ruled out allowing a...

Gurus, gas attacks and pubic hair: the strange history of Japan's new religions

Sep 24, 2018 07:21 am UTC| Insights & Views Life

This summer, Japan finally executed six long-imprisoned former members of the now-banned radical religious group Aum Shinrikyo. All of them had taken part in the groups notorious 1995 sarin gas attacks on the Tokyo subway...

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Starbucks is removing the COO position in its management thus John Culver is stepping down.

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Hyundai Mobis plans to set up its auto parts and module businesses into two separate units.

Hyundai Mobis Co. Ltd., a South Korean auto parts manufacturer, revealed on Thursday, Aug. 17, that it is planning to split its modules and parts production divisions and turn them into new wholly owned units. The company...

Merck has acquired Mecaro and will use its facilities including the R&D center in South Korea after the completion of the deal.

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Politics

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NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance was prepared to step up peacekeeping troops in the region should tensions continue between Kosovo and Serbia.

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The European Parliament will be cooperating with Greek authorities in its probe into the spying of Greek EU lawmaker and opposition party member Nikos Androulakis.

The European Parliament is set to cooperate with Greek authorities, who launched an investigation into the alleged spying of a Greek member of the EU parliament. This follows the EU Parliaments condemnation of the...

US officials reported an increase in illegal weapons smuggling into Haiti and the Caribbean, amidst increasing cases of firearm-related violence in the region.

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Science

Wildtype's technology can significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions from fishing, fish farming, and transportation, as well as protect the threatened marine ecosystem.

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Technology

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