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Teaching Professor of Japanese

Kumiko Tsuji was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. After graduating from Sophia University in Tokyo, she obtained her MA in English (TESOL) from California State University and her PhD in theoretical linguistics from Georgetown University. The focus of her research is Japanese syntax, particularly the structure of Japanese noun phrases in comparison to other languages.

Dr. Tsuji has taught Japanese at various institutions, including New York University, the University of Arkansas, and the US Naval Academy in Annapolis. In Japan, she taught Japanese to college students from all over the world, and she also taught English grammar and reading to Japanese college students.

  • Living Language Complete Japanese: The Basics Published by Living Language, Random House,

    New York, NY, August 2008.

  • Living Language Japanese, Complete Edition: Beginner Through Advanced Course, co-authored with Mamori Sugita Hughes Published by Living Language, Random House, New York, NY, 2012. 

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  • Education

    Ph.D.,Theoretical Linguistics, Georgetown University

  • Contact

  • Address

    429A Meserve Hall
    360 Huntington Avenue,
    Boston, MA 02115

  • Office Hours

    (in person or via Zoom) Tuesday: 5:00pm-6:00pm
    Friday: 3:45pm-4:45pm
    By appointment

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