**On the lifting property for the universal***C**-algebras of operator spaces- Tokyo University, December 1998.
- Operator Space Workshop at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, March 1999.

**A non-extendable bounded linear map between***C**-algebras- Texas A&M University, April 1999.
- University of Houston, May 1999.
- Tokyo University, June 1999.

**On injectivity and nuclearity for operator spaces**(in collaboration with Effros and Ruan)- Workshop in Linear Analysis and Probability at Texas A&M University, August 1999.

**A short proof of the Oikhberg-Rosenthal theorem**- SUMIRFAS at Texas A&M University, August 1999.

**On the set of finite dimensional subspaces of preduals of von Neumann algebras**- Sur les espaces
*Lp*non-commutatifs à l'IHP, novembre 1999.

- Sur les espaces
**Local theory and local reflexivity**- CONFERENCE ON OPERATOR SPACES at IHP, January 2000.
- Tokyo University, January 2000.

**Amenable actions and exactness for discrete groups**- Séminaire d'Algèbres d'Opérateurs at Collège de France, March 2000.
- Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6, March 2000.
- Tokyo University, April 2000.

**On exactness of reduced group***C**-algebras- Cardiff University, May 2000.
- Rencontres sur la conjecture de Baum-Connes à IRMA, Strasbourg, mai 2000.
- SUMIRFAS at Texas A&M University, August 2000.
- MSRI, October 2000.

**On***OLp*spaces- Workshop in Linear Analysis and Probability at Texas A&M University, July 2000.

**On the lifting problem for separable***C**-algebras- Free Probability and Noncommutative Banach Spaces at MSRI, January 2001.

**Almost completely isometric embeddings between preduals of von Neumann algebras**- University of California at Irvine, March 2001.
- University of California at Los Angeles, May 2001.

**Exactness for free group factors**- Tokyo University, June 2001.
- Workshop in Linear Analysis and Probability at Texas A&M University, July 2001.

**Nuclearity of reduced amalgamated free product***C**-algebras- Operator Algebras and Their Applications at RIMS, September 2001.

**An application of expanders to***B(\ell_2)\otimes B(\ell_2)*- Tokyo University, October 2001.
- Annual Meeting on Operator Theory and Operator Algebras, Yufuin, November 2001.
- C*-Algebren at Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, December 2001.
- Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6 and Besançon, May 2002.
- Workshop in Linear Analysis and Probability at Texas A&M University, July 2002.
- Non-commutative Phenomena and Random Matrices at PIMS (Victoria), August 2002.

**Homotopy invariance of AF-embeddability**- Aspects of Operator Algebras at RIMS, January 2002.

**A survey on R^\omega embeddability**- Chiba University, February 2002.

**Homogeneity of the pure state space for a separable***C**-algebra- Annual Meeting of Math. Soc. Japan at Meiji Univ, March 2002.
- Operator Space Mini^2 Conference at UT Austin, July 2002.

**A survey on discrete exact groups**- UC Berkeley, September 2002.

**Application of uncountably many property T groups of Gromov to operator algebras**- UCLA, October 2002.
- UC Berkeley, November 2002.

**On Connes' Approximate Embedding Problem**- UCLA, (2 lectures) January 2003.
- Penn State University, February 2003.
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, March 2003.
- Rencontre du GdR "Algèbres d'Opérateurs" at Institut de mathématiques de Jussieu, July 2003.

**Solid von Neumann algebras**- UC Berkeley, February 2003.
- UCLA, March 2003.
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, March 2003.
- Texas A&M University, August 2003.
- WCOAS at BIRS, October 2003.

**Some prime factorization results for type II_1 factors**- Noncommutative Geometry and Applications at Vanderbilt University, May 2003.
- Recent Advances in von Neumann Algebras at UCLA, May 2003.
- GPOTS at UIUC, June 2003.
- Rencontre du GdR "Algèbres d'Opérateurs" at Institut de mathématiques de Jussieu, July 2003.

**Weakly exact von Neumann algebras**- Espaces d'opérateurs at CIRM, June 2003.
- UC Berkeley, September 2003.
- ECOAS at Vanderbilt University, September 2003.
- Noncommutative Geometry in Mathematics and Physics at CIRM, February 2004.

**A Kurosh type theorem for type II_1 factors**- UCLA, January 2004.
- AMS Sectional Meeting at Vanderbilt University, October 2004.

**New progress in the classification of group von Neumann algebras**- Math Colloquium at UCLA, January 2004.
- Kansai Operator Algebra Seminar at Kyoto University, May 2004.
- Tokyo Operator Algebra Semianr at Chiba University, June 2004.
- SUMIRFAS at Texas A&M University, August 2004.
- Math Colloquium at University of Iowa, December 2004.

**Hyperbolic groups and type II_1 factors**(minicourse)- Noncommutative Geometry in Mathematics and Physics at CIRM, February 2004.
- Penn State University, February 2004.
- Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras at Vanderbilt University, May 2005.

**On exact discrete groups**- Tohoku University, May 2004.
- University of Tokyo, June 2004.

**Amenable Actions And Applications**(slides.pdf)- Asymptotic and Probabilistic Methods in Geometric Group Theory at University of Geneva, June 2005.
- Banach Algebras and Their Applications at Bordeaux, July 2005.
- Development of Operator Algebras at RIMS, September 2005.
- Math Colloquium at Kyoto University, October 2005.
- Operator Algebras and Applications, University of Southern Denmark, April 2006.
- International Congress of Mathematicians, Madrid, August 2006. ICM Daily News (pdf)

**Survey on the CBAP**- Kansai Seminar, Osaka Kyoiku University, December 2005.

**An invitation to the similarity problem (after Pisier)**- Operator Spaces and Their Application, RIMS, January 2006.

**Property (T) for universal lattices, after Y. Shalom**- UCLA, April 2006.
- University Tokyo, July 2006.

**A comment on free group factors**(slides.pdf)- Free Analysis, American Institute of Mathematics, June 2006.
- SUMIRFAS, Texas A&M Univ., August 2006.
- Topics on von Neumann Algebras, BIRS, September 2006.
- Domestic Workshop on Operator Theory and Operator Algebras, Tohoku University, November 2006.

**Generalized Bozejko-Picardello inequalities**- Operator Algebras and Related Fields, Hawaii, January 2007.

**Weak amenability of hyperbolic groups**- Operator spaces, non-commutative L_p-spaces and Applications, CIRM (Marseille), June 2007.
- Banach spaces and Operator spaces, Chern Institute of Mathematics (Tianjin), July 2007.
- Workshop on Structure of C*-Algebras, Fields Institute, November 2007.
- Analyse et Géométrie at Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu, October 2009.

**Weakly exact von Neumann algebras**- Meeting on the structure of C*-algebras (Kirchbergfest), Münster, July 2007.

**Recent advances in classification of finite von Neumann algebras**- Annual Meeting of the Mathmatical Society of Japan, Saitama, March 2007.
- Banach Algebras 2007, Laval (Québec), July 2007.

**On a class of II_1 factors with at most one Cartan subalgebra**- Operator Algebra Seminar at University of Tokyo, July 2007.
- Workshop in Analysis and Probability, Texas A&M University, August 2007.
- Operator Spaces and Group Algebras, BIRS, August 2007.
- New Development of Operator Algebras, RIMS (Kyoto), September 2007.
- Workshop on von Neumann Algebras, Fields Institute, October 2007.
- Workshop on Operator Spaces and Quantum Groups, Fields Institute, December 2007.

**Rigidity in finite von Neumann algebras**(5-hour minicourse),- Summer School in Operator Algebras University of Ottawa, August 2007.

**On a class of II_1 factors with at most one Cartan subalgebra II**(Handout.pdf)- Topics in von Neumann Algebras, BIRS, (2 lectures) March 2008.
- Operator Algebra Seminar at University of Tokyo, April 2008.
- Operator Algebras, Dynamics, and Classification, Texas A&M University, August 2008.
- Non-commutative Harmonic Analysis with Applications to Probability, Będlewo, August 2008.
- Analytic Properties of Infinite Groups, Genève, August 2008.
- von Neumann Algebras and Ergodic Theory of Group Actions, Oberwolfach, October 2008.
- Harmonic analysis, operator algebras and representations, CIRM, November 2008.
- von Neumann Algebras and Ergodic Theory, UCLA, March 2009.

**von Neumann algebras and ergodic theory**(Mini Course)- von Neumann algebras, Ergodic theory and Geometric Group theory, IMSc (Chennai), February 2009.
- Summer School: Ergodic Theory of Group Actions, Göttingen, August 2009.

**Dixmier's Similarity Problem**(Handout.pdf)- Colloquium at Tohoku University, April, 2009.
- Noncommutative Lp spaces, operator spaces and applications, CIRM, June 2009.
- Operator Algebra Seminar at University of Tokyo, July 2009.
- Summer School: Geometry and Rigidity of Groups, Münster, August 2009.
- Séminaire d'Algèbres d'Opérateurs at Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu, October 2009.
- Operators and Operator Algebras University of Edinburgh, December 2009.
- Colloquium at University of Tokyo, December 2009.
- KOTAC 2010, Incheon, June 2010.
- Geometry and Analysis, Kyoto University, March 2011.
- Seminar at McGill University, April 2013.

**Hyperlinearity, sofic groups and applications to group theory**(Mini Course)**Quasi-homomorphism rigidity with noncommutative targets**(Handout.pdf)- Rigidity in cohomology, K-theory, geometry and ergodic theory, HIM (Bonn), November 2009.
- Functional Analysis Seminar at UCLA, March 2010.
- Colloquium at University of Hawaii, March 2010.
- Danish-Norwegian Operator Algebra Seminar, University of Copenhagen, April 2010.
- Geometry and Ergodic Theory Seminar, EPFL, April 2010.
- Recent Developments in Operator Algebras, University of Tokyo, June 2010.
- Satellite Conference on Operator Algebras to ICM 2010, IMSc (Chennai), August 2010.
- Séminaire d'Algèbres d'Opérateurs at Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu, September 2010.
- AMS Fall Western Section Meeting, UCLA, October 2010.
- Sendai Symposium, Tohoku University, August 2011.

**Closable derivations on finite von Neumann algebras**(Mini Course)**Group measure space von Neumann algebras and measure group theory****Survey on weak amenability for groups**(Handout.pdf)- Japanese Western Operator Algebra Seminar, Awarayunomachi, December 2010.
- Finite Dimensional Approximations of Discrete Groups, Oberwolfach, May 2011.
- II
_{1}factors: rigidity, symmetries and classification, IHP (Paris), May 2011. - Workshop in Analysis and Probability, Texas A&M University, July 2011.
- Banach Algebras 2011, Waterloo, August 2011.
- C*-Algebras and Related Topics, RIMS, September 2011.
- von Neumann Algebras and Related Topics, RIMS, January 2012.
- K-Theory, C*-algebras and Topology of Manifolds II, Chern Institute of Mathematics (Tianjin), May 2012.
- Geometry and Analysis on Discrete Groups, Kyoto, June 2012.

**ME embeddings for groups**- Embeddings workshop, Isaac Newton Institute, January 2011.

**An introduction to sofic groups**- Sendai Symposium, Tohoku University, August 2011.

**Weak amenability for groups and its applications**(Mini Course)- Von Neumann algebras and ergodic theory of group actions, IHP (Paris), May 2011.
- Winter School on Operator Algebras, RIMS, December 2011.

**Is an irng singly generated as an ideal?**(Handout.pdf)- Operator Algebra Seminar at University of Tokyo, January 2012.
- Geometric and Analytic Aspects of Group Theory, Mittag-Leffler Institute, February 2012.
- Colloquium at Kyoto University, February 2012.

**Introduction to Connes' embedding problem**(4-hour minicourse)- Workshop on Connes' Embedding Conjecture, Neuchâtel (Switzerland), April 2012.

**More on the fixed point property of semi-direct product groups**- Workshop in Analysis and Probability, Texas A&M University, July 2012.
- Operator Algebra Seminar, KU Leuven, September 2012.
- Groupe de travail "Dynamique mesurable," ENS Lyon, December 2012.

**Survey on the classification of von Neumann factors of type II**_{1}- Australian Mathematical Society 56th Annual Meeting, Ballarat, September 2012.
- SYM Lecture, University of Copenhagen, October 2012.
- Harmonic Analysis, Operator Algebras and Representations, CIRM, October 2012.