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.

Hands-On Learning

Students who choose to major in Japanese at the University of Mount Union have ample opportunities to get “real-world” experience outside of the classroom. By getting involved in extracurricular opportunities and student organizations, you can strengthen your proficiency in Japanese language and culture, both of which are critical to a successful career that utilizes your Japanese degree.

One of the ways Mount Union students get involved with Japanese culture is through the International Dinner. At the 2017 dinner, Japanese majors and international students came together for a performance of a modern version of "Soran bushi" (fishing song).

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Mount Union presented, "Kintaro" as part of International Week festivities. Students Alexis Crump, Bailey Moore, Taylor Adamczak, Meara Rundle, Elcain Chase, and Stephan Stedmire performed the dramatic, thousand year-old story of a boy and two animals.

Kintaro was a strong boy, and he became an assistant for the ShugunKintaro protected both animals and humans, and the society became peaceful.  

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