Professor Kaoru Ohta Featured in Northwest Asian Weekly

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Professor Kaoru Ohta, Teaching Professor of Japanese in the Department of Asian Languages & Literature, was featured last week in the Northwest Asian Weekly. The article, titled "Japanese and Chinese lead language learning trends in WA state" (May 29, 2024), explores changing trends in Japanese and Chinese language instruction in Washington, from K-12 through the college level. Professor Ohta provides insights on shifts over the past few decades in students' motivations for enrolling in Japanese courses, evolving from an emphasis on business to a desire to explore and engage with Japanese culture. 

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