Congratulations to Professor Kawashima!

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Kim J. Hartswick and Sue Kawashima at the Consulate General of Japan

Kim J. Hartswick and Sue Kawashima at the Consulate General of Japan

Sue Atsuko Kawashima was honored last night (April 15, 2013) by Ambassador Shigeyuki Hiroki, Consul General of Japan in New York, with the Consul General’s Commendation for 2013.
I had the honor of attending the ceremony and reception and to meeting for the first time Professor Kawashima, who has been a CUNY Baccalaureate faculty mentor for a number of students pursuing degrees in Japanese Culture and Language.
Professor Kawashima has been teaching Japanese at Hunter College since 1988 and is the founder of the Japanese Program. Returning to college at the age of 47, Sue earned her BA and MA and is a PhD candidate in Western and Japanese Art History at Columbia University.
Her publications include A Dictionary of Japanese Particles published by Kodan-sha International and Oxford University Press (1999), which enjoys the reputation as one of the “Best Five” Japanese language textbooks in Japan; A Doctor in Your Pocket: Basic Medical Terms in English and Japanese co-authored by John J. Olichney, MD published by 3A Corporation (2000); Medical Communication in English and Japanese published by Nitto Sho-in (2002); and A Girl’s Record, Around That Time-1935-8/15/1945 and 9/11/2001 published by Kodan-sha (2006), which is a World War II memoir based on her real-life experiences. She has given lectures on world peace at Lehman College in NY, Hiroshima, Tokyo, and various other cities throughout Japan.

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