From Masahiko Minami's original web page

Hawaii banner Kobe Univ.
  Masahiko Minami



Amazon Sites for Books

Journal of Japanese Linguistics (JJL)JJL catalog

Handbook of Japanese Applied Linguistics (De Gruyter Mouton/NINJAL)


To read the essay, click here.

"Telling Stories in Two Languages"
Published Summer 2011!!

Telling Stories

Culture-specific language stylesLanguage Issues


Other Sites for Books

Special Lectures


Contact Information
Masahiko Minami
Office & Office Hours

Spring 2021
On leave
HUM 339
Office Hours for Fall 2020
by Zoom (appointment)


Masahiko Minami









Recent Articles

JACET (Japan Association of College English Teacerhs)

FLANC (Foreign Language Association of Northern California) Newsletters

NCJTA (Northern California Japanese Teachers' Association) Newsletters: Minami's articles

  • Consulate General of Japan, in San Francisco (December 2, 2010, English, Japanese)

Minami 2013_n


Title: Professor of Japanese


  • Ed. D., Human Development and Psychology [Concentration: Acquisition of Language and Culture] (Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA)
  • Ed. M. in Education [Concentration: Human Development] (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA)
  • B.A. in Literature (Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan)
  • B.A. in Economics (Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan)


  • Japanese Interpreters' Association, Conference Interpreter
  • Japanese Transportation Ministry, Certified Interpreter and Translator
  • United Nations English Proficiency Test, Special A Class
  • Level One (highest level) in the STEP (Society for Testing English Proficiency) Test
  • Translation Instructor [taught at Simul Academy of International Communication, Translator Training Course: Japanese to English translation), Summer 1998 – Summer 1999, Summer 2000 – Summer 2003, Winter 2005, 2007 – 2009, Summer 2005 – 2010, Summer 2012, Summer 2014]

Research Interests:

  • Second Language Acquisition and Learning Language and Culture
  • Narrative and Discourse (including rhetorical structure and pragmatics)
  • Sociocultural Approaches to Language
  • First Language Acquisition (Japanese, English)
  • Psycholinguistics/Sociolinguistics and Linguistic Theory
  • Business and International Education

Journal Editorial Board Member:

Classes in Fall 2020:


Courses Taught in the Past:

Related Web Sites:


College of Liberal & Creative Arts Home

Department of Modern Languages & Literatures

Japanese Program Home

return to top