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Introducing the Faculty

A Wealth of Experience in Japanese Language Education and Continuous Improvement

Japanese language education at the CJLE is supported by a superb teaching staff with a wealth of practical experience in teaching Japanese and the ability and desire to improve instruction through continuing practice and research. We make full use of the individual strengths of our two professors, two specially appointed associate professor, three adjunct lecturers and part-time lecturers, and offer Japanese language courses and a Japanese Language Support Desk to increase the abilities of international students to communicate in Japanese and to deepen their understanding of Japanese society and culture.

Professor Nobuko Ikeda    池田 伸子(教授)

池田伸子先生 Specialty: Educational Technology, Assistive Technology for Language Learning
Main Courses Taught: Various Aspects of Japanese Language (Spring 2017 AY)
 As globalization expands in the 21st century, language will assume an increasingly greater role.
 The other staff members and I provide a high-quality Japanese language program that will help all students who study at the Center to learn about Japan through the Japanese language and deepen their understanding of Japan.
Whether you have never studied Japanese before or aim to do research in Japanese Studies, we invite you to try the Japanese language program at Rikkyo’s  Center for Japanese Language Education.  We’re sure that we have courses that are just right for your needs.

Professor Chika Maruyama    丸山 千歌(教授)

丸山千歌先生 Specialty: Japanese as a Second Language, Sociolinguistics
Main Courses Taught:
Japanese Culture and Japanese Society A,
Japanese Culture and Japanese Society C
 During their periods of study in Japan, I hope that all international students have their own individual, emotionally resonant experiences that deepen their understanding of Japanese people and Japanese society. In our role as Japanese language instructors, we want to support all international students in their lives in Japan as they discover a new “world.”

Specially Appointed Faculty Member  Megumi Fujita   藤田 恵(特任教員)

藤田恵先生 Specialty: Japanese Language Education, Pragmatics
Main Courses Taught:
Basic Level Japanese (J0、J3S),
Intermediate, Advanced Level
Listening and Conversation ,Composition(J6-J7)
 What does it mean to learn Japanese? I think there are many possible answers, such as memorizing vocabulary and
grammar or understanding Japan's people and culture. I would like all of you to learn a variety of things during your
international experience. Through your Japanese language classes, we will help you make your lives as international
students more pleasant and enriching. Let us help you fulfill your lives as international students.

Specially Appointed Faculty Member  Kumiko Kaneniwa  金庭 久美子(特任教員)

金庭久美子先生 Specialty: Japanese Language Education,
Listening Comprehension Research
Main Courses Taught:
Basic Level Japanese (J1S、J2S), Intermediate Level   Grammar(J4), Intermediate, Advanced Level Composition (J5-J6), Seminar on Japanese Language2A,
Business Japanese A
 While studying Japanese, you will eventually "hit a wall" in each stage of learning. Even if you do not surmount those walls, you can still get by in Japan, but will you be content with that? If you are able to climb over those walls, you will find a more enjoyable life as an international student. Further, I believe that you will find new paths through life by becoming proficient in Japanese. We, the Japanese language teaching staff, will do our very best to help you all achieve your goals.


Adjunct Lecturer Eri Kazuno    数野 恵理(教育講師)

数野恵理先生 Specialty: Japanese Language Education, Pragmatics
Main Courses Taught: Intermediate Level Listening and Conversation,
Intermediate, Advanced Level
Reading Composition Grammar(J6-J7),
Seminar on Japanese Language 1, Integrated Japanese 6-8
 The number of foreign visitors to Japan has been increasing in recent years. As international students, however, your opportunities here should go beyond those that can be afforded by just travelling around the country. Also, the better your Japanese language skills are, the more rewarding your time in Japan will be.
 Rikkyo University offers a wide range of Japanese language support services designed to assist international students both inside and outside of the classroom. We encourage you to fully explore and take advantage of these services. At Rikkyo University, we are committed to fostering both academic and personal success for all international students. Let’s all work hard together.

Adjunct Lecturer Koichi Shimahara    嶋原 耕一(教育講師)

嶋原耕一先生 Specialty: Japanese Language Teaching, Sociolinguistics
Main Courses Taught: Basic Level Japanese (J2)
Intermediate, Advanced Level
Reading Composition Grammar Listening and Conversation (J6-J7)
KanjiA, Integrated Japanese 4-6,
Business Japanese (Writing, Business Documents)
Japanese Language and Japanese Culture
Studying the Japanese language enables you to experience more, and try something new during your student life in Japan. We would like you to feel that “you are happy to study at Rikkyo University” and “you are happy to study in Japan.” We will support you to make it happen through Japanese language education. Let’s grow together at Rikkyo University.

Adjunct Lecturer Tomomi Kobayashi   小林 友美(教育講師)

小林友美先生 Specialty: Japanese Language Teaching, Discourse Analysis
Main Courses Taught: Basic Level Japanese (J1,J3)
Intermediate, Advanced Level
Grammar Listening and Conversation (J5-J7)
Seminar on Japanese Language3
I hope your time to be spent here at Rikkyo University is fruitful, learning and experiencing many new things.
We will support you in learning Japanese so that you can freely express your feelings and thoughts in another language.
I am looking forward to the chance to study with everyone and create new bonds.

      Part-time Lecturers  兼任講師

      • 浅野 有里 Yuri Asano
      • 長谷川 孝子 Takako Hasegawa
      • 東平 福美 Fukumi Higashihira
      • 開 めぐみ Megumi Hiraki
      • 平山 紫帆 Shiho Hirayama
      • 井上 玲子 Reiko Inoue
      • 神元 愛美子 Emiko Kamimoto
      • 川端 芳子 Yoshiko Kawabata
      • 小森 由里 Yuri Komori
      • 三浦 綾乃 Ayano Miura
      • 森井 あずさ Azusa Morii
      • 長島 明子 Akiko Nagashima
      • 小柳津 成訓 Shigenori Oyaizu
      • 斉藤 紀子 Noriko Saito
      • 佐々木 藍子 Aiko Sasaki
      • 沢野 美由紀 Miyuki Sawano
      • 高嶋 幸太 Kota Takashima
      • 武田 聡子 Satoko Takeda
      • 谷 啓子 Keiko Tani
      • 冨倉 教子 kyoko Tomikura
      • 布村 猛 Takeshi Nunomura
      • 山内 薫 Kaori Yamauchi

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