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Toshiko Kishimoto

Toshiko Kishimoto

Associate Professor of Japanese

Department of Languages

M.Ed., University of Massachusetts


Toshiko Kishimoto started the Japanese program at Clemson in 1988. She has been coordinating the program since then. She teaches all levels of Japanese, but mainly 300 and 400 levels. Her primary research interests are Japanese pedagogy, Japanese business culture and heritage Japanese language. Her recent publications include: chapter 3 of Japanese Language for Professional Purpose (2010) and chapter 7 of Japanese Children in the United States: Light and Shadow of Bilingualism (2008). Her contribution to Curriculum Development of Business Japanese (2012), chapter 4, is upcoming. She has served as CLIP director since 2006.

She received the Excellence Award in Teaching by Clemson University Student Government in 2008. She was also recognized by the Consolate General of Japan in Atlanta for her contribution to US-Japan relations, especially for her efforts as founder and principal of the Japanese Saturday School in Greenville, SC.

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