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Career Outcomes


Mat Ryohei Matsuda

Associate Professor in Asian Studies (Japanese Studies)

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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Knox graduates who complete advanced course work in Japanese or who are interested in the cultural, political or economic life of Japan enter a wide range of careers. Some are currently living and working in Japan, with many others working for Japanese companies in the United States and other countries, including:

Graduate Student, University of Colorado-Boulder.Rachel Rucker '02.

Founder, Hope English School, Japan. John Norman '81. German and Political Science major.

Professor, Graduate School of Information Science, Tohoku University, Japan. Atsushi Suzuki '60.

President, Adachi Associates, and former business development manager, Sanyo Electric, Chicago, Illinois. Junichiro Adachi '81.

English Teacher,  Japanese Board of Education. Rebecca Slaughter '97.

Chairman and CEO, Okura Electrical Co., Ltd. Tokyo, Japan. Jumpei Okura '51.

Manager, The Waianae Store, Waianae, Hawaii.Kyle Okimoto '99.

Analyst, American Life Insurance Company, Tokyo.Eishin Takahashi '97.

Software Engineer, Electronic Arts-Tiburon, Maitland, Florida. Shu Cheah '96.

Director, International Licensing, Saleco, Inc. Tokyo, Japan. James Reed '93. Philosophy major.

Volunteer, Baha’I World Center, Haifa, Israel. Kathryn Draves Mulodmede '93.

Teleconferencing account executive, AT&T, New Brunswick, N.J. Kurt Selden '93.

Public Relations Coordinator, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Chicago. Robin Stahl '94.

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