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Hiromi Kinjo - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Hiromi Kinjo Hiromi Kinjo

Instructor of Modern Languages and Literature - Japanese | Loyola Marymount University


Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts


Japanese Literature, emphasizing Enchi Fumiko's literary works, Japanese Language Instruction.

Since 1983 Hiromi Kinjo has been teaching a variety of classes, from beginning to advanced, and conversational to business Japanese. Aside from teaching at LMU, she has been teaching at Santa Monica College, UCLA Extension, and LMU Extension. In 2011 Hiromi Kinjo was the recipient of the UCLA Extension Distinguished Instructors Award.

Prof. Kinjo believes that learning a target language is ultimately a tool to develop more effective and smooth relationships with people from different countries. Her teaching style originates from her firm belief that it is not that without instructors, students can't learn, but without students, instructors can't teach.

Education (3)

University of California Los Angeles: Ph.D., Comparative Literature

University of California Los Angeles: M.A., Teaching English as a Second Language and Comparative Literature

University of California Los Angeles: B.A., English and Japanese

Areas of Expertise (2)

Japanese Literature

Japanese Language Instruction

Sample Talks (4)

Multiple Uses of Magnets in Teaching for Foreign Language Professors

LMU Workshop

Origami, the Japanese Art of Folding Paper

LMU Workshops

Japanese Cultural Workshop

LMU Workshop

Bento Beneath the Palms

In conjunction with the Asian Pacific Student Services, LMU.

Articles (1)

Oral Refusals of Invitations and Requests in English and Japanese

Journal of Asian Culture

"Oral Refusals of Invitations and Requests in English and Japanese." Journal of Asian Culture 11 (1987): 85-106