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Kimi Furuta
Professor
Office: Bldg.355, Rm.326
Telephone: (250) 753-3245 ext. 2788
Fax: (250) 740-6458
E-mail: Kimi.Furuta@viu.ca

 

Kimi Furuta was born in Osaka, the second largest city in Japan, but brought up in Sendai in the northern part of Honshu Island.  After receiving BA from a Japanese university, she moved to Tokyo to study teaching Japanese as a foreign language and, then, to Singapore to teach Japanese at National University of Singapore.  After four years in Singapore, she came to Canada and completed her MA at University of British Columbia.

She has been teaching Japanese at VIU since 1994.