2012: Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Literatures at University of California at Irvine
2008: Korean Language Institution at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea
2007: M.A. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations at University of Colorado at Boulder
2005: B.A. in Liberal Arts at Soka University of America in Aliso Viejo, California
2004: The Associated Colleges in China at the Capital University of Economics and Business in Beijing, China
Kazuko's research interests include East Asian literatures and cultures, gender and translation theory, and postcolonial studies.
Her dissertation concerns the formation of ethnicity and language through literatures and translations by Japanese, Korean, and Chinese writers in Manchukuo.
She also co-translated two colonial Taiwanese articles.