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Japanese Faculty

Masayuki Itomitsu - Associate Professor of Japanese

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Dr. Itomitsu has been at Linfield since 2009, the same year he graduated with his doctorate in Japanese from Ohio State University. His dissertation concerned the measurement of language learners’ pragmatic knowledge using a web-based standardized test. Professor Itomitsu's research interests include Japanese language pedagogy, materials development, Japanese linguistics, teacher training and testing. He serves as an ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview tester and as a writer and reviewer for AP Japanese and the SAT II Subject Test in Japanese. Apart from that, he is also a board member of the Association of Teachers of Japanese in Oregon (ATJO) and advises Linfield’s Japanese Club.

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Chiaki Yoshikawa - Japanese Language Teaching Assistant

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Chiaki Yoshikawa is a Japanese Language Teaching Assistant in the Department of Global Languages and Cultural Studies. She received her bachelor's degree from Rikkyo University in Japan(2019). Her major was English and American Literature. She was a student-athlete and the vice-captain of the tennis team at Rikkyo University. She spent a year at Bellevue College in Bellevue, WA and won the first prize in Singles, Doubles and team championships in NWAC Tennis Championships 2018. Currently, she is majoring Marketing as a junior student, pursuing her second bachelor's degree. Her interests are playing sports, hiking, eating and traveling. She believes the community plays an important part in society and she is excited about getting involved with the community in McMinnville and Linfield as well as building bridges between Linfield and Japanese culture.