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 language is increasing. In Ohio alone, more than 200 companies operate branch offices. Whether your interests lie in business, education, technology or translation, our 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 study, a major in Japanese can certainly give you an edge in numerous career fields.

RECENT EMPLOYERS
Graphic Enterprise

RECENT GRAD SCHOOLS
Kent State University

COMMON CAREERS
Education
Teaching English in Japan, ex. JET programs
Public relations
Business
Government
Law
Medicine

98% of our 2013 graduates started a degree-required career or were accepted to graduate school (based on respondents)
*Based on a survey of the Class of 2013 with 85% self reporting
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