Department of Languages and Cultures
Office: Atrium 247
Phone: (973) 720-3726
Office Hours: MW 1:50-2:20PM, 5:00-5:30PM, Tue. 6:15-7:00PM, 9:40-9:55PM or By appointment
Department: Languages and Cultures
Position: Assistant Professor
Area Specialization: Japan
- Ph.D., Anthropology. University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- M.A., East Asia Studies. University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- M.A., Education. Keio University, Japan
- B.A., English. Meiji Gakuin University, Japan
- Japanese Conversation
- ontemporary Japanese Culture
- (taught in Japan)
- Selected Topic (s)
- “Respect for Teachers: Comparative Studies between Korea and Japan” in Volume 1, 34, No. 3. June 2006 of Asian Profile.
- “Japanese Faith Outside of Shinto, Buddhism, and Chrisiaity” in Volume Viii, Fall 2005 of The Virginia Review of Asian Studies.
- “Changing Adult Learning in Japan: The Shift from Traditional Singing to Karaoke” in Volume 24, Number 3/ May-June 2005 of International Journal of Lifelong Education.
- “Karaoke Learning in Japan: Individual Expression in a Group Context” in Volume IX, 2005 of Japan Studies Review.
- “Nihon no Seijin no Karaoke Naraigoto no Motsu Imi (Japanese Adult Learning: the eaning of Karaoke Learning).” Tetsugaku (Philosophy).
Works in Progress
- Dr. James Curtis Hepburn
- Foreign resident Christians in Japan
- nihon no shakai ni okeru katorikku to purotesutanto kyoto no bunkajinruigakuteki kosatsu (Cultural Anthropological Studies on Catholics and Protestants in Japanese Society)
- Christians in Japanese Society: Catholics and Protestants.
- “Dr. Hepburn’s Contributions to Japan.” Paper presented at the Conference of The Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies. The Pennsylvania State University. State College, Pennsylvania. November, 2010.
- “Respect for Teachers in Korea and Japan.” Paper presented at the conference of The Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies. The University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. October, 2005.
- “Christianity Facing Asia: Christians in Japanese Society.” Paper presented at New York Conference on Asian Studies Annual Meeting, State University of New York. New Paltz, New York. September, 2005.
- “Debate on the Nature of the Religious Beliefs and Attitudes of the Japanese.” Paper presented at Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies. Lexington, Kentucky. January, 2005.
- “Japanese Adult Karaoke Learning.” Paper presented at the Conference of The Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies. New York, New York. March, 2003.