Japanese Language Assistant: Yuka Kimura

Yuka Kimura 

Konnichiwa! Nice to meet you. I am Yuka Kimura, 23 years old and from (Kure) Hiroshima, Japan. I am a new assistant language teacher from 2011-2012. I graduated from university two years ago and after that I taught English at junior high school. I am really interested in teaching and that is the most reason why I decided to be a language teacher at Pacific University. I am really love to make new friends, eat delicious foods, go shopping, travel abroad and talk with friends.

I organize two language tables on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and also Japan Night on Thursdays. We make some Japanese foods, play some games, have a chat and so on. If you have interested in them, come visit and have a great time with us!! And if you have any question, feel free to send me a message. I am looking forward to seeing you soon. Sayounara!!! My e-mail address is kimu7508@pacificu.edu

thank you,


Previous Langauge Assistant Kaoru Takeda

Kaoru Takeda at the Oregon Coast



Hello, everyone! 

I am Kaoru Takeda, from Hiroshima, Japan.  I graduated from Hiroshima Jogakuin University with a B.A. in English.

My hobbies are cooking, traveling, watching movies, shopping, and snowbording, however, I am still learning.  I especially like traveling abroad and have visited many places. (Australia, India, Tanzania, Turky, China, U.A.E., Seychelles etc...).

I think I am really lucky to be here with you and share this time together.  I hope your interest in Japan will continue to grow more and more!