Emiko is a teacher of Japanese language and culture, and an author of educational publications to promote cross-cultural literacy primarily between the United States and Japan. At Irvine Valley College, she has been teaching online Japanese culture courses including a transferable course titled Japanese Culture Through Anime and Manga. Besides being an accomplished educator, Emiko is also a huge anime fan and enjoys attending cons. Last year, Emiko merged her passions and chaired De'Ja-Con, a mini anime convention in Irvine, to further enrich the Japanese culture and anime exposure of her students. Her new publication "Japanese Cultural Literacy Through Anime and Manga" is expected to be released later this year.
Convention Guest Appearances
- Anime Conji 2012 - March 16-18, 2012 in San Diego, CA, USA