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Akiko Tomatsuri


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Akiko Tomatsuri lectures on Japanese language, culture and society, and translation. Akiko’s primary interest is in music and society, specialising in ancient Greek music. Her current research is on the reception of ancient Greek and Roman literature and culture in Japan. It seeks to combine her knowledge of music, Classics, and translation. She is also working on a project about the use of translation technology for language learners.

Academic Background
BA in Humanities (International Christian University, Japan)
MA in Comparative Culture (International Christian University, Japan)
MSt in Classical Languages and Literature (University of Oxford, UK)
PhD in Classics (University of Sydney, Australia)

Teaching Interests

Japanese language at all levels
Japanese culture and society
Translation (English-Japanese)
Translation technology

Administrative Posts

Head of Language and Communication Studies, School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies