Following her Keynote Presentation at The Asian Conference on Language Learning (ACLL), Dr Joseph Haldane, IAFOR's Executive Director, speaks with Professor Kuniko Miyanaga, Founding Director of the Human Potential Institute NPO, about how identity and personality can change through learning a new language.
Professor Kuniko Miyanaga
Kuniko Miyanaga is a cultural anthropologist and linguist and works on questions of globalisation, identity and language. She has taught at the International Christian University in Tokyo (1974-2002), and from 2005 she joined the faculty at Tama University, as a Professor of Anthropology, also serving as Dean of the School. Professor Miyanaga is the founding and current director of the Human Potential Institute NPO. She has taught for periods abroad at the University of British Columbia, Canada, and was a Fulbright Scholar at St Michaels College, VT. USA. Professor Miyanaga has also been a Visiting Scholar at the universities of Boston, Harvard and Stanford in the USA, and Oxford in the UK through the Japan Foundation.