Part-time Instructor in Japanese
Isao Ebihara was born in Tokyo, Japan, where he received his B.A., and an M.A in English Literature from Tamagawa University. After coming to Canada, he obtained a Master of Theological Studies in Counselling and a Master of Divinity from Trinity Western University (ACTS). He then completed a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Oxford Graduate School, Dayton, TN. He has been teaching introductory Japanese courses at TWU since 2002, as well as doing Directed Studies in Intermediate Japanese. An expert in the use of computer technology in the classroom, he is planning to publish a multimedia CD based on the textbook Genki: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese I & II in the near future. He has recently published several books with Global Ed Advance: All the World is Anime: Religion, Myths, and Spiritual Metaphors in the World of Japanimation and Manga (2010); "Shinto War Gods of Yasukuni Shrine (2011); and "Land of Rising Ghosts and Goblins (2012). He is working on a fourth book to be published by the same publisher in 2015.