Bilingual first language acquisition; language teaching methodology; language acquisition; teaching Japanese as a foreign language
Japanese security policy; the Japan-US alliance; Japanese politics and foreign policy; history of political thought; modern Japanese history with a focus on democracy, fascism, leftist movements, war responsibility debates and public intellectuals
Her areas of expertise is Laboratory Phonetics and Speech Science and her research interests include:Forensic voice comparison, Linguistics and acoustic phonetics, Japanese language education, Language teaching as cultural education, Likelihood-ratio based evidence analysis and presentation, Education for the Asian Century.
Japanese literature and translation
Spoken discourse; teaching culture in language education; relationships between Japanese linguistic markers/strategies and gender
Japan’s foreign policy in Asia; Diplomacy and regional cooperation in East Asia; Consular affairs and diplomacy