Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama is a premier program for studying Japanese at the advanced level.
Donglin Chai, Crista Cornelius and Bing Mu from the Chinese Language Pedagogy program have recently won the First Prize in the Cengage Learning Award for Innovative Excellence in the Teaching of Chinese as a Foreign Language.
John Christopher Kern was hired as a visiting assistant professor of Japanese by the Department of East Asian Studies at Oberlin College.
Carlos Luis Pimentel was hired as an assistant professor of Japanese studies (tenure-track) by the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University.
Priya Ananth received her Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Literatures from The Ohio State University in 2007. She taught at Hamilton College for one year as a visiting Assistant Professor.
Minae Yamamoto Savas received her Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Literatures from The Ohio State University in 2008.