Noriko Hanabusa

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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 area of specialty is Japanese pedagogy, and her current research interests include content-based instruction, learner’s autonomy, and extensive reading. She actively presents her research and conducts workshops. Her publications include Nakama 1 Student Activity Manual (2010), “3R and Blog Project in the Beginning Japanese Language Class.” Intercultural Communicative Competence in

Language Education (2013), and “Bridging Japanese Language and Japanese Popular Culture Course.” Critical Content-Based Language Instruction (2016).


She was the recipient of the following awards from the University of Notre Dame: the Kaneb Teaching Award (1999 & 2005), the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2009), and the Award for Outstanding Service to the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures (2015). During the summer, she teaches at Princeton in Ishikawa, Hokkaido International Foundation, and Middlebury College Japanese School.