Mariko Kawaguchi
(517) 884-1775

B380 Wells Hall
619 Red Cedar Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824

FacultyLinguistics, Languages, and Cultures

Interim Coordinator

Japanese Language Program


M.A., Japanese Pedagogy, Columbia University; M.Ed. in Multicultural Education, California State University Long Beach.

Ms. Kawaguchi teaches Japanese language courses.  Her research interests include Japanese pedagogy, multicultural education, blended learning, and teaching Japanese to children.

University News

MSU Alum Reflects on Gap Year Teaching English in Japan
Published April 2, 2024 in College of Arts & Letters
Danielle Goldberg, who graduated from Michigan State University in Spring 2023 with a B.S. in Communicative Sciences and Disorders and a B.A. in Linguistics and minors in Japanese and Cognitive…Read now »
Faculty Award Winners Recognized for Outstanding Achievement
Published September 19, 2023 in College of Arts & Letters
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The College of Arts & Letters honored its 2023 Faculty Award winners at the College’s Faculty and Staff Welcome Reception on Sept. 18 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center.The four…Read now »
Faculty voice: Envisioning the Positivity of Butterfly Art
Published March 27, 2023 in College of Arts & Letters
A picture of two women side by side. The woman on the left has short brown hair and wears a red shirt; the woman on the left has black hair pulled back and wears a white and blue shirt. The are posing before an art exhibit.
Butterfly-making inspires solidarity, resilience, and community This story refers to recent acts of violence at Michigan State University that may be difficult to read. Resources and assistance…Read now »