Section for Japanese Language Education Staff & History

Section for Japanese Language Education — Faculty Members

The Section for Japanese Language Education is staffed by the following full-time instructors.

Professor UEHARA Satoshi home
Professor SUGAYA Natsue home
Associate Professor NAKAMURA Wataru home
Associate Professor HAYASHI Masako home
Senior Assistant Professor SHUKURI Yukiko home

The faculty members at the Section for Japanese Language Education teach graduate level courses in their fields of specialization as well.

Section for Japanese Language Education — History

1966 Establishment of the Japanese Language Education Program for International Students in the Tohoku University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
1981 Start of classes on Japanese language/current events for international undergraduate students at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
1985 (Oct.) Establishment of the Intensive Japanese Language Program at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
1993 (Mar.) College of Liberal Arts and Sciences closed.
1993 (Apr.) International Student Center opened.
1996 (Oct.) Establishment of the Tohoku University Junior Year Program in English (JYPE) for short-term international students.
2000 (Oct.) Establishment of the Japan-Korea Cooperative Program for Science and Engineering Students.
2004 (Oct.) Research Center for Higher Education reorganized as the Institute for the Advancement of Higher Education. Of seven Japanese language instructors, two were reassigned to the institute's Section for Language Instruction to teach Japanese language subjects in the General Education curriculum. Five stayed at the International Student Center to teach Japanese language in curricula other than General Education.
2005 (Mar.) International Student Center closed.
2005 (Apr.) International Student Center reorganized as the International Exchange Center.
2006 (Apr.) Five Japanese language instructors in the International Exchange Center reassigned to the Institute for the Advancement of Higher Education, Section for Japanese Language Education.
2009 (Apr.) Start of "international co-learning classes" jointly conducted with the Japanese Language Education Program for International Students and General Education classes.
2010 (Oct.) Establishment of IPLA (International Program in Liberal Arts) for short-term international students.
2014 (Apr.) Institute for the Advancement of Higher Education reorganized to create the Institute for Excellence in Higher Education. All Japanese language instructors became affiliated with the Section of Culture and Language (Japanese section) and assigned to work at the Center for Culture and Language Education.
2016 (Oct.) DEEp-Bridge program established for exchange students in the human and social sciences.
2020 (Mar.) Discontinuation of the Japan-Korea Cooperative Program for Science and Engineering Students.
2020 (Oct.) Start accepting international students that belong to the Japanese Studies Program (in collaboration with Faculty of Arts and Letters).
2020 (Oct.) Integration of DEEp-Bridge program (established for exchange students in the human and social sciences) with IPLA program (International Program in Liberal Arts for short-term international students).