The origin of native Americans is one of the most intriguing issues in world history. This article presents a synthesis of environmental, geological, archaeological, biological, linguistic, and folkloric evidence relevant to this issue as well as facts concerning prehistoric art. The totality of data indicates an Asian homeland situated anywhere from the Altai-Sayan to eastern China.
Dear Colleagues ! Thank you very much for coming to the 2nd World Congress in Real and Virtual Mode in Japan held on the campus of Kyoto Sangyo University. I would like to welcome all of you on behalf of everyone here at KSU. We will have research presentations on various real and virtual internet language education from the viewpoint of the intersection of cultures with both East and West. These will include presentations on topics such as advanced teaching method, international education, bilingual education and IT-education and so on. Personally I am a historical-comparative linguist studying Hittite language, which was spoken in Asia Minor about 3500 years ago and belongs to Indo-European language family. Thus I am very interested in various kinds of linguistic problems including those in ICT educational methods. In Japan, Kyoto is known as a “university city” and a “student city” with students making up over 10% of its population. This makes Kyoto the most academic city in the country and Kyoto Sangyo University is one of the city’s representative universities. The name of our university, Kyoto Sangyo University, includes the word “Sangyo” in Japanese. The word “Sangyo” is usually translated as “industrial”, but it also carries the reading “Musubiwaza”, which means the act of bringing forth a new value. Since the university's establishment, we have been consistently taking on the challenge of creating new values and ideas. So we are delighted to host this congress which itself will see discussions on new values and ideas about internet language education. Finally, let me close my opening speech by expressing our warmest welcome and wish for the greatest success for this congress. I am certain that you will achieve the expected goals of this congress. Thank you very much. Terumasa OSHIRO, Ph.D. Professor of Linguistics President, Kyoto Sangyo University