search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - Akiko HIROTA

DF (1985)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Akiko
Middle Name
 
Last Name
HIROTA
Sex
Female
Organization
California State University, Northridge
Title
Professor
Contact Address:
Address Type
Office
Address 1
Modern Languages and Literatures, 8247, CSUN
Address 2 (optional)
18111 Nordhoff St.
City
Northridge
State
CA
Zip Code
91330-8247
Country
United States
Telephone
818-702-1750
Email
ahirota@csun.edu
*Survey URL
http://www.jfny.org/fellowship_survey/survey.php?id=3220&sid=de40d6a760da5e87921dddf634d877ae
Questions:
1. Are you enaged in Japanese Studies?

Answer: A. Yes, I am engaged in Japanese Studies at a university or research institution.

Field of Study: Literature

2. Please describe what you are currently doing. (If you have your own website or any relevant site, provide its URL.)

Answer: I have been serving as Japanese Section Head at California State University, Northridge since 1989, where I established the Japanese Minor Program in 1992, and then Languages and Cultures Major Program in 1996. This major offers 4 languages options: Armenian, French, Italian, and Japanese. My current research topic is the literary career of Sugita Hisajo (1890-1946), a haiku poet, which was destroyed by Takahama Kyoshi, the editor of themost important haiku magazine _Hototogisu_. www.csun.edu/japanese www.csun.edu/~ahirota

3. Where did you acquire your most advanced Japanese language training for your research?

Answer: C. I am a native Japanese speaker.

4. Have you ever participated in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme?

Answer: NO

5. Have you earned a doctoral degree?

Answer: YES
Year: 1989
Field: Literature
University: University of California Los Angeles

Optional Inquiry:
1. Please describe briefly how the Japan Foundation Fellowship experience influenced your career.

Answer: The Fellowship was instrumental in allowing me to conduct research in Japan necessary for writing my doctoral dissertation, which in turn helped me to obtain my current position as professor.

2. The Japan Foundation is planning to create a network or forum among past Japan Foundation fellows. Please let us know if you have any suggestions in terms of themes, format, etc.

Answer: