Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Professor of the Practice/Professional Specialist
272 Decio Hall
- Bachelor of Laws, Keio University
- Master of Arts, Japanese Linguistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Noriko Hanabusa teaches all levels of Japanese language. Her areas of specialty is Japanese Pedagogy, and her current research interest include Content Based Instruction and Collaborative Learning. She is the author of Nakama 1 Student Activity Manual (Second Edition), which Notre Dame’s Japanese Program uses in the 1st year Japanese class. Her recent publication includes ‘Toward “Contents” in the Beginning Language Class’ Japanese as a Foreign Language Education: Multiple Perspectives by Kuroshio Publisher (May 2008). She was a recipient of the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2009, and the Kaneb Teaching Awards in 1999 and 2005, University of Notre Dame. She was also included in the 2010 edition of Who’s Who in America. During the summers she teaches at Hokkaido International Foundation, Princeton in Ishikawa, and Middlebury Japanese School.