Yukiko Kawahara

Assoc Professor, Asian Studies

Degrees: PhD from The University of Arizona, Oriental Studies, 1990

Office: Asian Studies , Hall of Letters #106

Phone: 909/748-8512 Campus Ext. 8512



Areas of Expertise

  • Translation of voices of atomic bomb survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  • Children’s songs and music education in Japan


I have been translating eyewitness accounts of Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb survivors. Another ongoing research project is the study of the Japanese culture, society and its people through children’s songs and shouka, songs taught in the music classes in school.

Courses Offered at Redlands

  • Elementary to Advanced level Japanese language courses
  • May Term travel course: Growing up in Japan
  • Popular Culture of Japan (regular/first year seminar)
  • First Year Seminar: Sci-Fi or Reality/Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Degrees Held

PhD from The University of Arizona, Oriental Studies, 1990

Thurber, an English bulldog, is the University's mascot.

He is named after Clarence Howe Thurber, University president from 1933-37.

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