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    I was born in Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. I like reading mysteries, traveling, and baking.

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  • publications and presentations

    My major field is applied linguistics. I am especially interested in issues related to second language acquisition, language testing, and foreign language education.

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  • scholarly and professional activities

    The main stream of applied linguistics lies in North America and Europe. As an applied linguistics researcher living in Japan, I hope to contribute knowledge that will help those working in the main stream better understand those who live in “peripheries.”

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I have always been interested in the issue of Second Language Writing, probably because I myself struggled so much with learning how to write in English as a second language. But writing in English has also given me wonderful opportunities to communicate with those I can never meet, especially over the past thirty years thanks to the remarkable development of IT and the Internet.