Hisae Fujiwara

Hisae FujiwaraAssistant Professor of Japanese
Director of the Japanese Language Program
Undergraduate Advising Head for the Japanese Language Program

Research Interests

  • Vocabulary acquisition in Japanese as a foreign language
  • Kanji acquisition for students with alphabet-language backgrounds
  • Using strategies for reading Japanese as a foreign language
  • Content-based instruction


  • Carnegie-Mellon University, PhD
  • University of Iowa, MA
  • University of Iowa, MA

Select Publications

  • Fujiwara, Hisae. "Teaching Japanese: Broadening Horizons through Learning Languages." Rev. of Nihongo o Oshieru: Kotoba wa Sekai wo Hirogeru, by Noriko Hirota. Journal of the Association of Teachers of Japanese. Japanese Language and Literature vol. 45 of 1 2011: 119-122.

Select Courses Taught

  • JAPN 10a: Beginning Japanese
  • JAPN 20b: Continuing Japanese
  • JAPN 120a: Readings in Contemporary Japanese Literature
  • JAPN 120b: Readings in Modern Japanese Literature
  • EL 94a: Experiential Learning Practicum

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