Eastern Michigan University
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Motoko Tabuse


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Ph.D. World Language Studies, Ohio State University

Interests and Expertise

Motoko Tabuse is a full professor in the Department in World Languages at Eastern Michigan University. She received her Ph. D. in Foreign Language Studies at The Ohio State University. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate level Japanese language courses with special focus on Business Japanese language education.

She is currently serving as the President of the American Association of Teachers of Japanese, Chief Reader of the AP Japanese Language and Culture Examination, World Languages Consultant of the College Board, and Teacher Certification World Languages SPA program reviewer of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), formerly known as NCATE. She is a frequent presenter at academic conferences and has published many articles, and offered Business Japanese as an AATJ JOINT online course.

“As President of AATJ, I continue to work toward securing funding, increasing visibility of Japanese studies through promotion and advocacy, and by nurturing future leaders to carry on our mission. With our collective enthusiasm with AATJ affiliates and with collaborations with education, business, and government sectors at the global level, we can enhance the Japanese Language Education in the United States.”

The Department of World Languages is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344