A two-day Japanese language education workshop was held at TUEC on the weekend of April 27-28. The workshop was the seventh, so far, in TUEC’s series of Japanese language education workshops aimed at Japanese language teachers in the Nordic countries, and commenced in the spring of 2010. The workshop series targets institutions offering Japanese language education, with the primary focus being on universities with Japan studies programs. The theme of the spring 2013 workshop was collaborative learning processes, and aimed at examining the validity and applicability of newly emergent teaching techniques that endeavor to break away from the much criticized passive learning methods of the past. Under the title, “Designing Processes for Collaborative Learning: Collaborative Reading in the Classroom,” the workshop examined and discussed new approaches to teaching that are taking a fresh new look at the fundamental elements of the learning process, while highlighting the importance of concepts such as ‘interaction’ and ‘process’.