Dr. Hamako Furuhata-Turner

Teaching Area(s): Japanese

I use a communicative approach. I also utilize several multimedia instruments for enhancing students’ language skills and for drawing their interest.

Careers

Japanese, a very unique language is spoken by more than 115 million people worldwide. In our global society, the investment by Japanese companies in the United States continues to grow, and global demand for speakers of Japanese is increasing. In Ohio alone, more than 200 Japnese companies operate branch offices. Whether your interests lie in business, education, technology or translation, our Japanese degree program will prepare you for career success.

Not only will our Japanese major prepare you to speak, write, read and listen to the language, but you also will be versed in the culture, daily living patterns, social structure and value system of Japan.  Whether entering the workforce or pursuing graduate studies, a major in Japanese at the University of Mount Union can certainly give you an edge in numerous career fields.

RECENT EMPLOYERS
Graphic Enterprise
Eastern Illinois University
American Riken
JET Program
Toyota Tsusho, America, INC
Nippon Rika, America, INC.
BPT Bucyrus Precision Tech (Ohio)
The International School in Yokohama, Japan
Miyazu City Hall in Kyoto, Japan
Study Abroad Office in Indiana
University of Akron
AEON English Language School

RECENT GRAD SCHOOLS
Kent State University
University of Pittsburgh
University of Wisconsin
Florida International University
Slippery Rock University

COMMON CAREERS
Teaching English and/or Japanese Domestically
Teaching English Abroad
Public relations
Business
Government
Law
Medicine
Translator/Interpreter

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