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Sue A. Kawashima

Program Associate Head
Lecturer



Office: Hunter West 1321
(212) 772-5064

The founder of the Japanese Program at Hunter, Professor Kawashima obtained her BA and MA at Columbia University and is a PhD candidate also at Columbia. Her area of concentration is Western and Japanese Art History. She has been teaching Japanese at Hunter College since 1988 to present. Her publications include A Dictionary of Japanese Particles published by Kodansha International and Oxford University Press (1999), which enjoys the reputation as one of the "Best Five" Japanese language textbooks in Japan; A Doctor in Your Pocket: Basic Medical Terms in English and Japanese co-authored by John J. Olichney, MD published by 3A Corporation (2000); Medical Communication in English and Japanese published by Nitto Sho-in (2002); and A Girl's Record, Around That Time-1935-8/15/1945 and 9/11/2001 published by Kodansha (2006), which is a World War II memoir based on her real-life experiences.

She has given lectures on world peace at Lehman College in New York, Hiroshima, Tokyo, and various other cities throughout Japan. She has served as a Committee member to select candidates for the JET (Japanese Exchange & Teaching) Program, a Japanese-government sponsored program that sends English-speaking college graduates from throughout the world to teach English in Japan.

In 2013, Professor Kawashima was awarded a Commendation by the Consul General of Japan, Ambassador Shigeyuki Hiroki, for her outstanding contributions to the field of Japanese Studies and the development of cultural exchanges and friendship between Japan and the United States.

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Maayan Barkan

Program Head
Lecturer


Office: Hunter West 1321
(212) 772-5064
mbarkan@hunter.cuny.edu

Professor Barkan is currently ABD (All but Dissertation) in Linguistics at the Graduate Center of CUNY. She received her MA in Japanese language education at Osaka University of Foreign Languages in Japan, and her second MA in Linguistics at the Graduate Center of CUNY. She has received two full scholarships from the Japanese Ministry of Education, including a two-year program for her MA studies and a one-year program of Japanese language and culture studies at the same university. She passed the highest level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. She also passed the Japan Society's Japanese language teacher training program in New York City, where she has assisted and taught privately. 

 

Akiyo Furukawa

Adjunct Lecturer

Furukawa, Akiyo Office: Hunter West 1321
(212) 772-5064
afuruka@hunter.cuny.edu

Akiyo Furukawa (Lieberson) was born and raised in Tokyo. She was a business consultant specializing in training employees on every level in all aspects of company policy, procedure and skills enhancement in Japan. Currently she teaches Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Japanese Language courses at Hunter College and also teaches elementary and high school students at the Dwight School. She established JAKids, an organization which has been offering private and semi-private lessons in Japanese Heritage Language for more than 16 years. She received her BA in Sociology at Hunter College and an MA in the TESOL Program at The City College of New York.

 

Shuichiro Takeda

Adjunct Lecturer



Office: Hunter West 1321
(212) 772-5064
stakeda@hunter.cuny.edu

Shuichiro Takeda was born in Nagano and raised in Osaka. In the course of pursuing his current career as a language teacher he created a Japanese tutoring program and an English-Japanese language exchange program at Hunter College in 2010. He has also taught Japanese to French speakers in Quebec City, where he lived for five years until 2015. There he contributed to the establishment of a Japanese program for adults at Centre Japonais de Quebec as their first instructor. He received a BA in English and American Literature from Nanzan University in Japan and a BA in Psychology from Hunter College. He also holds a Master of Educational Technology from the University of British Columbia in Canada.


Toshikuni Kawashima

Adjunct Lecturer

Office: Hunter West 1321
(212) 772-5064
tk431@hunter.cuny.edu

Toshikuni Kawashima was born and raised in Tokyo. Upon receiving his undergraduate degree in Japanese History, his first job was as an assistant language instructor for Foreign Service officers at the U.S. Consulate in Nagoya, Japan. After working at the Consulate for ten years, he became a staff member of the United Nations, serving for approximately a quarter of a century until 1995. His specific experiences in Japanese language instruction include participation in a 3-month training course for Foreign Service personnel assigned to Japan, and organizing and operating a weekly 3-hour Japanese language class for the executives of a prominent New England trading company. Professor Kawashima is a descendant of Fumihiko Ohtsuki (1847-1927), the famous Japanese lexicographer, linguist, and historian, who edited two Japanese language dictionaries: Genkai and its successor Dai-Genkai. Fumihiko was the grandson of Gentaku Ohtsuki (1757-1827), the famous scholar of Dutch Studies, especially medicine.

 

Eunji Kim

Adjunct Lecturer

Office: HW 1321
(212) 772-5064
ek1563@hunter.cuny.edu

Eunji Kim earned the BA in Foreign Language and Literature from the University of Delaware with a Three-Language Concentration which included Japanese as the first language. She was selected as one of two students to complete a fully immersive exchange student program at Soka University in Japan and served as a vice president of a student-run Japanese language and culture exchange organization, Nihongo Table, while pursing her undergraduate degree. After gaining experience working as a multilingual translator at an international corporation for a number of years, she earned the MA degree in Applied Linguistics at Teachers College, Columbia University. Eunji has taught English in both ESL and EFL settings, and is still teaching English to students from various backgrounds at St. John's University. At Hunter, she is currently instructing different sections of the introductory level Japanese courses. Her research interests include sociolinguistics, language assessment, and language learning curriculum development.

 

Shiyo Kaku

Adjunct Lecturer

Office: Hunter West 1321
(212) 772-5064
sk3936@hunter.cuny.edu

Shiyo Kaku has a MA in Japanese Pedagogy from Columbia University and has taught Japanese at various universities in New York and Philadelphia, including the City College of New York, the New School, and the University of Pennsylvania. At UPenn, she worked as a lecturer from 2013-2017, and served as a head instructor for all the beginning level courses. Currently, she teaches at Hunter, Baruch, Fordham, and the Japan Society. She also currently conducts a monthly workshop on Business Japanese Communication sponsored by the New York office of Quick U.S.A. She is a recipient of the 2014 Professional Development Grant from Cheng & Tsui Publishers. Her pedagogical interests include technology-based language learning, linguistic landscape as a tool in foreign languages, kanji learning, and role-playing/simulation for L2 learning.

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