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]

FUJIHIRA Manami

FUJIHIRA Manami

  • Linguistics

In the Maple Program, there are many students coming from various countries and cultural backgrounds, and they all have different ways of thinking. By getting to know them, you can discover new aspects of numerous countries, cultures – and yourself as well! It will definitely be a unique experience that you cannot gain online, just by using the internet.

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.

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!