Faculty Bios

Young-Shin Kubota, M.A.

Young-Shin Kubota

Office: 1188 Fort Street Mall, MP 251
Office Phone Number: (808) 544-0226
Fax: (808) 544-0841
E-mail: ykubota@hpu.edu

Kubota, Young-Shin M.A.
Assistant Professor of Japanese and Korean

M.A., ESL, University of Hawai'i at Manoa; M.A., Japanese, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

B.A., English Literature, Chonnam National University, South Korea        

Young-Shin teaches all levels of Japanese and Korean language, and Japanese Culture. Prior to joining HPU in 1981, she was a Korean language and culture instructor at the Peace Corps Training Center in Hilo, Graduate Assistant in Japanese at the the University of Hawai'i at Manoa (for Japanese language, and Japanese Culture and Society courses), Lecturer in Korean at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, and Instructor in Japanese at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.

Young-Shin received a Japan Foundation Fellowship for teachers of Japanese in higher education abroad. Her publications include "A Novelist's View on Teaching Japanese: Ohba Minako," in Japan Foundation Center News, and "Meaning Analysis of the Vocabulary of an English Textbook Widely Used in Korea," in Language Teaching and Learning (journal published in Korea).

Young-Shin was the faculty advisor of the Japan-American Culture Club, and the Korean Students Association,and has been mentoring students who have a multilingual and multicultural background.