Academic Advisors’ Profile Pictures and Messages

Professors specializing in Japanese education, linguistics and Japanese culture act as academic advisors for the Maple Program.
Below is an alphabetically ordered list of the advisors, complete with their specializations, and messages directed at future students.

[Program Coordinator]

KOMORI Mari

KOMORI Mari

  • Japanese Education

The most attractive thing about the Maple Program is that you can have various experiences with students and teachers from countries and regions around the world. Meet diverse values and ideas and develop your ability to collaborate with various people in the future.

[Class Advisors]

IWAI Shigeki

IWAI Shigeki

  • Japanese Culture

I specialize in Japanese culture and comparative culture, so I am very interested in the culture of your country or region. Let's learn a lot about each other's culture together.

MATSUOKA Rina

MATSUOKA Rina

  • Japanese Education

In the era of online learning, how do you find value in studying abroad in Japan. In the long-term process of learning the Japanese language, I would like to support you to find value in studying at Osaka University.

MATSUURA Kosuke

MATSUURA Kosuke

  • Linguistics

When people from different cultures and backgrounds come together to talk, they sometimes discover more than they ever imagined. In the Maple Program, you will experience a lot of such moments. Why don't you look for your “Aha!” moments?

MIZUNO Akiko

MIZUNO Akiko

  • Japanese Literature

I believe that the experiences from this program will become an asset for you. You should interact often with friends from numerous countries and areas. We will support you as much as possible, so you should undertake even the challenges you think are slightly difficult.

TACHIKAWA Makie

TACHIKAWA Makie

  • Japanese Education

The Maple Program is an appealing program that meets the needs of students who wish to learn about Japan. How does it sound to study in Osaka with many other students from all over the world? We look forward to meeting you!

TAKAI Miho

TAKAI Miho

  • Japanese Education

Minoh is a place where nature and city meet, thus providing a suitable environment for studying abroad. Nevertheless, it is not easy to lead a life surrounded by a foreign language and culture. Take care of yourself and spend a fulfilling and productive year in the Maple Program!