Faculty Profiles

Shigetsuku Komine

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  • Assistant Professor
  • Peacebuilding, international cooperation, NGO

Kazumi Namiki

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  • Assistant Professor
  • Pragmatics education, second language acquisition, conversation analysis

Mark Caprio

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  • Professor
  • Korean history, mainly colonial, the issue of Zainichi Korean people returning to the Koreas after WWII, and nuclear issues with North Korea

Stephen Cousins

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  • Professor
  • Cultural self-portraits in Japan and the United States of America, comparative culture

Paul Cunningham

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  • Professor
  • Tourism synousiacs, environmental synousiacs

Keiko Hamazaki

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  • Professor
  • Literature and culture of the German-speaking world (particularly that written by immigrants)

Anthony Hartley

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  • Professor
  • Translation technology, collaborative translation

Masako Hiraga

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  • Professor
  • Linguistics (pragmatics and cognitive linguistics)

Hiromi Hoshino

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  • Professor
  • Musicology, Western music history, research on Felix Mendelssohn

Naoko Hosoi

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  • Professor
  • Theater studies, Chinese dramatic expression, comparative Asian theater

Brian Howell

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  • Assistant Professor
  • Creative writing (historical fiction)

Midori Iijima

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  • Associate Professor
  • Contemporary Latin American history, regional studies

Nobuko Ikeda

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  • Professor
  • Japanese language education, educational technology

Masako Ishii

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  • Professor
  • Peace and conflict studies, international cooperation, regional studies

Fumiya Ishikawa

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  • Professor
  • Theories of French language education, conversation (discourse) analysis

Koichi Ishizaka

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  • Associate Professor
  • Korean society theory, Korean film theory

Stephan Johnson

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  • Assistant Professor
  • International relations, international development

Naoki Kambe

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  • Assistant Professor
  • Communication studies

Yuko Kawai

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  • Professor
  • Intercultural communication theory, multicultural society theory

Akiko Kawasaki

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  • Professor
  • Sociolinguistics

Etsuo Kobayashi

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  • Professor
  • Linguistics, English linguistics, English grammar, English language pedagogy

Wataru Koyama

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  • Professor
  • Linguistic anthropology, pragmatics, semiotics, sociolinguistics

Mie Kuroiwa

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  • Professor
  • Western art history (the Gothic period (13th-16th centuries))

Hyun-jin Lee

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  • Professor
  • East Asian film, popular culture, sociology

Ron Martin

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  • Associate Professor
  • English pedagogy, syllabus/curriculum development, motivation, corpus linguistics

Chika Maruyama

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  • Professor
  • Japanese language education, sociolinguistics

Satomi Mori

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  • Professor
  • Language acquisition, bilingualism

Junya Morooka

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  • Associate Professor
  • Communication studies

Yoko Nadamitsu

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  • Professor
  • Intercultural communication theory

Osamu Nakagawa

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  • Associate Professor
  • Cultural anthropology, French regional studies, globalization studies

Morihiro Niino

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  • Professor
  • Contemporary German theater

Wang Hongyan

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  • Assistant Professor
  • Sino-Japanese relations, non-governmental exchange between Japanese and Chinese after WWII, traditional Chinese culture, Chinese linguistics

Kazuko Ogura

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  • Professor
  • French literature (and literature from the French-speaking world), women’s history

Ai Omori

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  • Associate Professor
  • Language policy (English), comparative education, educational sociology

Katsumi Okuno

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  • Professor
  • Cultural anthropology

Akiko Satake

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  • Associate Professor
  • Irish theater

Kunihiko Sato

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  • Professor
  • Linguistics (Spanish linguistics), semantics, lexicology

Satomi Takahashi

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  • Professor
  • Second language acquisition, interlanguage pragmatics

Ichiro Takayama

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  • Professor
  • English education, syllabus/curriculum development, educational material development, language policy

Kayoko Takeda

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  • Professor
  • Interpreting and translation studies

Noriyuki Tanino

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  • Professor
  • Chinese oral literature theory, Chinese mythology

Shinichiro Torikai

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  • Professor
  • English language pedagogy, corpus linguistics, legal English

Kumiko Yamada

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  • Professor
  • Irish literature, history of cultural exchange during the Meiji period

Mariko Yamaguchi

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  • Associate Professor
  • Philosophy (linguistic philosophy, behavioral theory, cognitive theory, ontology, etc.)

Yuka Yamamoto

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  • Associate Professor
  • English pedagogy, curriculum development, second language acquisition