Director and Deputy Directors

  • Director: Yuko Kawashima (Library Director)
  • Associate Directors: Takeshi Kawamoto (Professor, Writing Center)
                                  Naoko Ihara (Executive Manager, Department of Libraries)
                                  Takashi Sasamoto (Director of Research Strategy, Headquarters for Co-creative Future Sciences)

Academic Staff

  • Takeshi Kawamoto (Professor, Writing Center)
  • Tingjia Wang (Assistant professor, Writing Center)

Writing Advisor Fellow

The writing advisor fellow focuses on supporting researchers who want to publish papers in English-medium journals or give presentations at international conferences. They offer advice on how to organize the writing process, structure your papers or how to choose the right journal.

Writing advisor fellows do not offer copy-editing or proofreading services.

  • Yuhong Zhu, Writing Advisor Fellow
  • Adele Pitkeathly, Senior Writing Advisor Fellow

previous  Writing Advisor Fellows

Management Committee Members (FY2024)

  • Yuko Kawashima, Director, Writing Center
  • Takeshi Kawamoto, Associate Director (Professor (Special Appointment), Writing Center)
  • Naoko Ihara, Associate Director (Executive Manager, Department of Libraries)
  • Takashi Sasamoto, Associate Director (Director of Research Strategy, Headquarters for Co-creative Future Sciences)
  • Tingjia Wang (Assistant professor, Writing Center)
  • Mitsuo Hayashi, Vice Executive (Deputy Executive Director, Education Reform)
  • Yoshiki Kudo, Vice Executive (Deputy Executive Director, Research Planning)
  • Akira Sumita(Executive Manager, Department of Educational Affairs)
  • Yoshihiro Kiyoto (Chief Manager, Research Collaboration Group, Department of Research and Academia-Government-Community Collaboration)
  • Norhiro Hirata(Senior URA, Research Strategy and Promotion Division, Headquarters for Co-creative Future Sciences)

Writing Tutors

A tutor is a graduate student affiliated with the Writing Center who supports members of the university in improving their writing. It is not the tutors’ responsibility to correct people’s writing; they are trained to help writers organize their thoughts, draw out their ideas, and nurture their writing ability.

A tutor is required to maintain confidentiality of those they support and will not disclose any information gained during the Tutorials.

The tutor's fields of research are diverse, including educational studies, psychology, sociology, law, religious studies, ecology, and musicology.