SHOJI AZUMA portrait
  • Professor, World Languages and Cultures

Professional Service

  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Selection committee member. 08/01/2014 - 07/31/2015
  • Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP), headquarters, Tokyo, Japan. Role: advising. lectures on political speeches. 02/18/2011 - present

Internal Service

  • FLAS award and graduate admissions committee. 01/27/2015 - present. University service.
  • FLAS selection committee. 01/13/2015 - 02/18/2015. College service.
  • Japanese Section Coordinator. 09/25/2014 - 08/01/2015. Department service.
  • Summer study abroad program, Osaka. 09/01/2014 - present. University service.
  • Executive Committee, Department of Languages and Literature. 09/01/2014 - 06/01/2015. Department service.
  • Co-organization of a photo exhibition: Tohoku through the Eyes of Japanese Photographers. 08/24/2014 - 09/12/2014. University service.
  • Study abroad advisor search committee. 09/01/2013 - present. University service.
  • Study abroad advisor selection committee, Center for Learning Abroad. interview, selection, 09/01/2012 - 11/30/2012. University service.
  • Organization of a special lecture on Great Japan Earthquake, rebuilding communities, sponsored by the Consulate General of Japan. organization, 07/18/2012 - 10/18/2012. University service.
  • Asia Center. 09/01/1998 - present. University service.

Outreach

  • Organization of All Utah Japanese teachers meeting. 02/14/2015 - 03/28/2015
  • Japanese Tohoku Photo Exhibition. 08/25/2014 - 09/12/2014

Columnist, Kyoto Shinbun

"Soo senkyo" (General election), 07/05/2012, Kyoto Shinbun, evening edition

"Yuuben" (Eloquence), 08/31/2012, Kyoto Shinbun, evening eidition

"Yuudai sa" (Grandiosity), 10/15/2012, Kyoto Shinbun, evening edition

Honors & Awards

  • The 25th Japan Cosmetology Foundation Research Grant . 10/07/2014
  • Hakuho Foundation Japanese Language Research Fellowship. 10/01/2013
  • International Travel Research Grant. College of Humanities, University of Utah, 07/2013
  • Asia Center Japan Foundation Research Grant. Asia Center, University of Utah, 07/2013
  • MEXT/JSPS Grants-in Aid for Scientific Research. Japanese Ministry of Education and Science, 04/2012
  • Distinguished Teacher Award. Sigma Chi Fraternity, 06/01/2008
  • Japan Foundation Research Fellowship. Japan Foundation, 08/2004
  • Japan Foundation Research Fellowship. Japan Foundation, 08/1998

In the Media

  • Seijika no Enzetsuryoku Nanten? Nihon Keizai Shinbun. 07/07/2017.
  • "Sontaku," Asahi Shinbun. 04/05/2017. http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASK445GRPK44UTIL02T....
  • On Abe's words, Mainichi Shinbun. 11/04/2016. http://mainichi.jp/articles/20161104/dde/012/010/0...
  • Framing and President Obama's speech in Hiroshima, Yomiuri Shinbun. 06/09/2016. http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/fukayomi/ichiran/20160607...
  • On political debates in Diet Sessions, TBS radio, Session 22. 02/16/2016.
  • On Prime Minister Abe’s talking style, Nihon Keizai Shinbun. 02/14/2016.
  • U.S. Presidential debates, Fuji Television, Shin Hoodoo 2001. 02/06/2016.
  • On the Notion of Dialogue, Chuugoku Shinbun. 07/29/2015.
  • On Lost Words among Politicians, Sunday Mainichi. 07/19/2015.
  • On the War Legislation, Nikkan Gendai. 07/17/2015.
  • Debates in the Diet sessions, Weekly Shinchoo. 06/11/2015.
  • Deceptive language in politics, Mainichi Shinbun. 06/06/2015.
  • PM Abe’s speech at the U.S. Congress Joint session, Tokyo Shinbun. 05/01/2015.
  • National Defence Law, Asahi Shinbun. 05/01/2015.
  • Book review, "Speeches of Adolf Hitler" (Hitler enzetsu) by Hiroyuki Takada, Chuuoo Kooron Shinsho, in Koomei Shinbun, Tokyo. 08/07/2014.
  • Prime Minister Abe's assertion, Asahi Shinbun. 06/13/2014.
  • Governor Takahashi and apetition style, Hokkaidoo Shinbun. 04/26/2014.
  • On democracy, Yomiuri Shinbun. 03/22/2014.
  • "Taigi" (moral law) in Osaka election, Asahi Shinbun. 03/07/2014.
  • "One issue" style of Koizumi, Asahi Shinbun. 02/10/2014.
  • “This year and self,” Kyoto Shinbun, November 11, 2013. 11/11/2013.
  • “Assumption,” Kyoto Shinbun, August 22, 2013. 08/22/2013.
  • “Doomo kininaru kuchiguse,” Asahi Shinbun, June 29, 2013. 06/29/2013.
  • “Otonagenai,” Chuunichi Shinbun, June 21, 2013. 06/21/2013.
  • “DJ Police,” Kyoto Shinbun, June 14, 2013. 06/14/2013.
  • “Abe gaikoo enzetsu,” Nihon Keizai Shinbun, June 2, 2013. 06/02/2013.
  • “Yonezawa shichoo speech jutsu,” Hokkaidoo Shinbun, May 24, 2013. 05/24/2013.
  • “Appearance and reality,” Kyoto Shinbun, April 24, 2013. 04/24/2013.
  • “Jimin giin enzetsu kooza,” Sankei Shinbun, March 19, 2013. 03/19/2013.
  • “Abe Shinzoo, moshikasite oomono seijika,” Weekly Post, March 15, 2013. 03/15/2013.
  • “God made a farmer,” Kyoto Shinbun, March 8, 2013. 03/08/2013.
  • “President Obama’s tear,” Kyoto Shinbun, January 4, 2013. 01/04/2013.
  • my work has been covered by various Japanese newspapers, journals, TV, and radio including Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei, NHK, Fuji TV, Asahi TV, Yomiuri TV and Mainichi radio. 04/08/2010.