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David Ostman

Co-Director

Received his MA from the Faculty of Information Studies, Kumamoto University, in March 2008, after obtaining his BA in East Asian History, University of Alberta. His MA thesis (in Japanese), Japanese Editorial Representation of the Japanese/Korean Relationship, utilizes corpus-collocation software to compare the different ways in which the Japanese media frames the historically troubled relationship between the two countries. This thesis was published (with the same title) in Language Issues Journal, 16:1 (Prefectural University of Kumamoto, 2010). In 2009, he became a member of the Kon Nichi Haiku Translation Group. David is an Adjunct Lecturer in English at The Prefectural University of Kumamoto, and founder and CEO of Advantage English, an English-language school for Japanese professionals.