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Hiroshima University
Job title
Ph.D.(Hiroshima University)
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Area of Interest: (1)Early Childhood Teachers’ Professionalism, (2)Qualitative Methodology in Early Childhood Education and Care, (3)Collaboration between Early Childhood Teachers and Researchers, (4)Emotional Practice of Early Childhood Teaching, (5)Design of Case Conferences for Early Childhood Teachers, (6)Methodologies for Understanding a Young Child, (7)The Relations between Early Childhood Education and Care Quality and Development of Young Children

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 1991
Mar 1996
Lecturer, Nagasaki Junior College
Apr 1999
Mar 2001
Research Associate, Faculty of Education, Research Institute of Early Childhood Education, Hiroshima University
Apr 2001
Mar 2005
Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, University of the Ryukyus
Apr 2005
Sep 2007
Associate Professor, Meisei University
Oct 2007
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, Research Institute of Early Childhood Education, Hiroshima University

Awards & Honors

Aug 2014
8th KSECE Biennial Conference Excellent Poster Award

Published Papers

Bulletin of Faculty of Education,Nagasaki University. Curriculum and teaching.   (13) p165-173   Jun 1989
11(4) 215-218   Jan 1995   [Refereed]
A Comparative Study of Characteristics of Teachers’ Narratives Regarding Recognition and Expression of Emotion among Japanese Kindergartens: Analysis of Teachers’ Narratives of Video Viewing
16(2) 117-132   2010   [Refereed]
Japanese Early Childhood Teachers’ Views of Changes in Young Children’s Lifestyles and Relationships with Parents.
Asia- Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education   4(1) 87-105   2010   [Refereed]
How Do US Researchers Recognize Japanese Culture of Early Childhood Education and Care?
The Annual of Research on the Early Childhood   38 59-68   Oct 2016
How Do the Kindergarten Teachers Behavior for In-School Staff Development Utilizing the KJ Method?
The Annual of Research on the Early Childhood   38 69-76   Oct 2016
The Description Style of Kindergarten Websites: Focusing on Steady and Renewed Items that Describe Children
International Journal of Early Childhood education   24 73-88   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
The Practical Knowledge of Preschool and nursery at Clean-Up Time: How Teachers Help Children Put Things Away in a Limited Length of Time
Research on Early Childhood Care and Education   55(1) 6-18   Aug 2017   [Refereed]
The Process of a Child's Play from Start to Finish: A Case of a Boy who Finds Amusement in his Own Play
The Annual of Research on Early Childhood   39 23-32   Sep 2017
Why Does a Child who Initiates Conflicts with his Friends Resume Play with Them?: Case Study of Four-Year-Old Children Playing in the Sandbox
The Annual of Research on Early Childhood   39 53-60   Sep 2017
Deciphering Japanese "Education through the Environment" in Early Childhood Education and Care via a Comparison with the Reggio Emilia Approach
Bulletin of the Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University   (66) 117-124   Dec 2017

Conference Activities & Talks

Child Education and Computers [Invited]
International Seminar Early Childhood Education in Multi-culture Background. October, 2005 Shanghai CHINA   Oct 2005   
Professional Development and Evaluation of Qualities of Care and Education: Discourse between Asia and Europe: Perception of Quality of Care and Education in the Particular Activities: Analysis of Clean-up Time in Japanese Preschools
Junko Minowa, Kiyomi Akita, Katsuo Yasumi, Tokie Masuda, Fuminori Nakatsubo and Fumiko Sunagami
18th EECERA(European Early Childhood Education Research Association) ANNUAL CONFERENCE   Sep 2008   
A Study of "Interpretive Analysis" as a Method to Promote Early Childhood Teachers' Reflections: A Collaboration of Teachers and a Researcher: Mediated Ethnographic Film
10th PECERA(Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association) ANNUAL CONFERENCE   Jul 2009