search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - Osamu FUJIMURA

RF (2005)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
The Ohio State University, Dept. of Speech and Hearing Science
professor emeritus
Contact Address:
Address Type
Address 1
65-1310 Lindsey Rd. Kamuela HI, 96743-8326
Address 2 (optional)
Kamuela (Big Island)
Zip Code
United States
(614) 313-4457 (cell phone)
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1. Are you enaged in Japanese Studies?

Answer: C. Yes, I am engaged in Japanese Studies personally, but not at an institution or organization.

Field of Study: Language & Linguistics

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

Answer: I am actively engaged in several topics of research in: 1. voice quality of Noh, the traditional Japanese theatrical performance. With several colleagues including the site of the Nara Konparu School of Noh, I have conducted a regular series of research group meetings sponsored by the International Institute for Advanced Studies in Kyoto continuously from the time of my JPF Fellowship. This research project was terminated a few years ago when the result was published in the European journal Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology, but I still occasionally meet with the interdisciplinary group members continuing the research effort. I was invited to give a lecture in Madrid in 2009 at an international workshop AVFA'09. 2. I am now engaged in linguistic research on phonology and phonetics of Kaingang, an indiginous langauge spoken in Brazil, collaborating informally with Dr. Wilmar D'Angelis of Capinas University of Sao Paulo State and J. C. Williams, a linguist. (my wife, US citizen). I presented a paper including this ongoing study at Ineterspeech2010 in Makuhari in September 2010. 3. I am collaborating with several research groups in Japan on various topics related to linguistic, phonoetics, and pragmatics of the Japanese language.

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

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

Answer: I am still engaged actively in basic research, in part continuing specific studies of the Japanese language and performance art (Noh). My family members (wife and four sons) are currently all in US and I spend some time in Japan working with my friends in Japan.

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: Communications through e-mail will be the most convenient from of participation for me.