Faculty Profiles

Masaru Yamada

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  • Professor
  • Translation and Interpreting Studies, Translation Technology, TILT

Taketo Ishiguro

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  • Associate Professor
  • Intercultural Communication studies, Organizational Discourse studies

Naonori Kusakabe

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  • Associate Professor
  • International Cooperation, Development Sociology and Area Studies (South Asia)

Tatsuya Nakata

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  • Associate Professor
  • Second Language Acquisition, English Education, and Computer-Assisted Language Learning

Daniel Velasco

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  • Assistant Professor
  • International Psychology, Intercultural Communication, Global Health

Kayo Matsushita

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  • Associate Professor
  • Interpreting and Translation Studies, Media Studies

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

Keiko Hamazaki

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

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

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

Stephan Johnson

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  • Specially Appointed Associate Professor
  • International relations, international development

Naoki Kambe

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  • Specially Appointed Associate Professor
  • Communication studies

Yuko Kawai

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  • Professor
  • Intercultural communication theory, multicultural society theory

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

Morihiro Niino

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  • Professor
  • Contemporary German theater

Kazuko Ogura

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

Katsumi Okuno

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  • Professor
  • Cultural anthropology

Akiko Satake

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  • 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

Kayoko Takeda

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  • Professor
  • Interpreting and translation studies

Yuan Wang

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  • Assistant Professor
  • Aspects of Chinese-Japanese Cultural Relations as Portrayed in Literature and Images of Japanese in Ancient China

Mariko Yamaguchi

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

Yezi Yeo

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  • Assistant Professor
  • Military, Gender and Media Studies