naoko smith

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Gender FEMALE
Location Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
Introduction Welcome to my blog! My name is Naoko Smith, and I teach the Japanese language at a college in Tokyo. Passion: Language, Literature, and Pedagogy. Research interests: World Englishes惻Language and identity惻Literary translation. Follow me on Twitter @naoishikura
Interests Language, Literature, Pedagogy, World Englishes, Teaching and learning languages, Writing, Poetry, Literary Translation, Haiku, Onsen, Yoga, Piano, Classical music, Audrey Hepburn, Shuntaro Tanikawa, Cats, Photo, Cinema, Cooking, Running, Hiking, Reading, Traveling, Rain, Tanka, MOOC, J-Crew, Haruki Murakami, Osamu Dazai, Yasunari Kawabata
Favorite Movies Roman Holiday, The Reader, Tokyo Story, Notes on a Scandal, Closer, Cold Mountain, Crazy Heart, Julie & Julia, Milk, Sunshine Cleaning, In the Mood for Love, Late Spring, Tampopo, Ikiru, Catch Me If You Can, Midnight in Paris, Pigs and Battleships, Sway, Go, Kikujiro, My Week with Marilyn, The King's Speech, Les Miserables, Soul Kitchen, and many more...
Favorite Music Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Schumann, Beethoven, Chopin, Beatles, Alison Kraus, Carol King, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Jack Johnson, Angela Aki, Jason Mraz, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Belle and Sebastian, Ron Sexsmith, Tokyo Jihen, Shiina Ringo, The Velvet Underground, Neutral Milk Hotel, Funky Monkey Babys, Hari and Aino, ABBA, The Cardigans, Elliot Smith, The Blue Hearts, Pizzicato Five, Gotye
Favorite Books Palm-of-the-Hand Stories (Kawabata), Naomi (Junichiro Tanizaki), Angela's Ashes, The Road, Eat Pray Love (Elizabeth Gilbert), Norwegian Wood, The Elephant Vanishes (Haruki Murakami), No Longer Human (Osamu Dazai), Dotonborigawa (Teru Miyamoto), Moon Palace (Paul Auster), Waiting (Ha Jin), True Grit, Birdsong, Shuntaro Tanikawa