Dr. Midori Inagaki

Specialization: Japanese Language

Dr. Midori Inagaki


PhD in Japanese Applied Linguistics, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
MA in Education, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
BA in Literature, Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan

Current and Previous Academic Affiliations:

2020-present, Associate Professor of Japanese Language Program, International College of Liberal Arts, Yamanashi Gakuin University, Yamanashi, Japan
2018-present, Adjunct Researcher, The Institute for Irish Studies, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
2018-2020, Lecturer of Japanese Applied Linguistics, Tokyo International University, Saitama, Japan
2017-2018, Adjunct Lecturer, Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan
2015-2018, Research Associate, School of International Liberal Studies, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
2007‐2011, Adjunct Lecturer, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland
2000‐2011, Japanese Development Officer (Japanese language teacher) Post-Primary Languages Initiative, Department of Education and Skills in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland


Midori Inagaki is an academic and a teacher with a background in Japanese language and literature in education. She started her teaching career as a Kokugo teacher teaching Japanese literature and language education to Japanese students. Then she became a teacher of Japanese language as a foreign language.

Dr. Inagaki’s research interests are intercultural studies, diaspora studies and philosophical investigations for Japanese language education. Her current interest is phenomenology and she is trying to develop a language teaching method based on eidetic seeing of phenomenology. She would love to create inter-active, exciting language practice with the students of iCLA, as she believes that learning a language is the most exciting way to think about the meaning of life.