Senior Lecturer in Japanese

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As a Senior Lecturer in Japanese, I am leading the Japanese language program at MIT. I am responsible for shaping the future direction of MIT's Japanese language curricula and am tackling challenging questions such as how to integrate technology into MIT’s Japanese language curricula. I have a long history of teaching Japanese at various universities both in the United States and in Japan. 

Also, I am developing innovative language learning applications using augmented reality and virtual reality technologies, in collaboration with the Media Lab at MIT.  

My research interests include: technology in language education; language pedagogy; Japanese linguistics; use of corpus data for language learning; Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs); and natural language processing (NLP).  Prior to MIT, I worked for Machine Translation team and NLP group at Microsoft Research. 

Research Areas / Expertise: Japanese linguistics and pedagogy, technology in language education, natural language processing, MOOCs, use of corpus data for language learning.

1993 Ph.D. Ohio State University
1982 M.A. Ohio State University
1980 B.A. Tsuda College, Japan