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New Member Interview: Postdoctoral Fellow Laur KIIK

Tokyo College Blog

In this blog series, we interview new members of Tokyo College. For this entry, we spoke with Dr. Laur KIIK, a Postdoctoral Fellow who joined us this April. Welcome to Tokyo College! Could you tell us…

The Future of Law and Language Education

Tokyo College Blog

This blog post was created as part of the “zengaku zemi” seminar “Life and Language in the 21st Century” offered at the University of Tokyo during the 2021-2022 academic year. In this course, undergraduate students from…

Our Fourth Spring

HANEDA Masashi

This month, Tokyo College welcomed its fourth academic year since its founding in February of 2019. As I noted in the blog titled “Graduate No. 1” from this past February, Tokyo College has grown steadily over…

Longing for Japan: Bridging the Distance Through Semiotic Wandering


For the past two years, visiting faraway places has been unrealistic for many people. Restricted travel and extended physical separation during the Covid-19 pandemic has made distances feel farther than ever. This has also affected students…

Graduate No. 1

HANEDA Masashi

  Tokyo College was established on February 1, 2019. As of the end of January, exactly three years have passed. The first picture you see here is of myself and Distinguished University Professor TOKURA on the…

Research at Tokyo College

HANEDA Masashi

You may have noticed that an interesting new batch of information was recently uploaded to the Tokyo College website. At the top of our homepage on the second row, there are links to several pages beginning…