Assistant Professor

Yuka Matsuhashi, M.A.


Faculty Director of Gen. Ed. and General Studies
Advisor and Coordinator of General Studies major


Areas of Expertise

Yuka Matsuhashi specializes in Japanese pedagogy and computer-assisted teaching and learning, cross-cultural communication, and experiential learning.

Teaching Interests

Yuka has been teaching courses on Japanese language and practical Japanese for study abroad students. Prior to joining TUJ in 2014, she taught Japanese at the University of Nevada, Reno, Willamette University, and University of Oregon in the United States.


Yuka's current research includes learner autonomy and student development. She is particularly interested in researching how we can allow learners to take ownership of language learning.

Representative Publications


M.A. in Linguistics, University of Oregon
B.A. in Linguistics, Western Washington University

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