Born and raised in Chiba, Japan.

Academic Appointments

Honors & Awards

  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Stanford University (2003)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Member, Digital Language Lab Advisory Board (2016 - Present)

Program Affiliations

  • Center for East Asian Studies

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Interactive Teaching, Content-Based Instruction, & Learners Autonomy


  • "Beat the Stanford Daily News" Project, Stanford University, Stanford Language Center & Lathrop Library (3/30/2015 - 6/5/2015)

    iPads for learning Project Series-2015 Spring


    Stanford, CA 94305

2017-18 Courses