(Last Updated: Nov 26, 2020 14:38)

Akari Osumi

Japanese Language Institute

Message to Students:

Learning languages is hard yet fun. I hope I can help you enjoy learning Japanese!


  1. 2019 M.A. - Japanese Pedagogy, Purdue University
  2. 2017 B.A. - Intercultural Studies, Kobe University

Teaching and Research Interests:

Japanese Pedagogy, Applied Linguistics

Academic Appointments/Professional Experience

2019 -

Lecturer, Tokyo International University

Selected Publications/Conference Papers

Osumi, A. (2020). Motivation for learning Japanese from the perspective of L2MSS: A study of university students in the Midwestern United States. In S. Sato (Ed.), Proceedings of the 26th Princeton Japanese Pedagogy Forum (in press).