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Noriko Williams

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer World Languages and Cultures

Prior to joining the American University faculty, Noriko Kurosawa Williams taught the Japanese language at George Mason University, George Washington University and Soka University of America. Her more recent work includes: “The Key to Kanji - A Visual History of 1100 Characters” (2010. Cheng & Tsui, Boston); Bushu: The Kanji Makers - from Images to Shapes,” a video collection that focuses on kanji radicals as learning strategy on the American University iTunes U; and Me de miru onchoo (Visual Tonal Contour for the Genki dialogs) Her blog on Japanese kanji (Chinese character) is at:


Ph. D. and M. S. in linguistics, Georgetown University; B. A. in law, Keio University

CAS-World Lang and Cultures
Hamilton - 203
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday and 2:35 - 3: 35 p.m. on Friday
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