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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.

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

Museum System Administrator, City of Las Cruces. Rebecca Slaughter '97.

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

Engineering, N3TWORK INC. Shu Cheah '96.

Vice President, Compass Lexecon. Robin Stahl '94.

Investment Officer, IFC - International Finance Corporation. James Reed '93. Philosophy Major.

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

Teleconferencing Account Executive, AT&T. N.J. Kurt Selden '93. New Brunswick, Canada.

Founder, Hope English School. John Norman '81. Japan.

President, Adachi Associates, and Former Business Development Manager, Sanyo Electric. Junichiro Adachi '81. Chicago, Illinois.

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

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

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Top Occupations of Japanese Program Alumni

  1. Personal Service Managers
  2. Natural Sciences Managers
  3. Computer Programmers
  4. Software Developers
  5. Instructors
  6. Sales Representatives


Estimated Salary of Alumni from the Japanese Program

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Printed on Tuesday, August 9, 2022