About me

Welcome to my website. My name is Susanne Klien. Originally from Vienna, Austria, I am an associate professor in Research Faculty of Media and Communication/International Student Center at Hokkaido University, Japan.

Having worked in the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ) Tokyo from 2009-2013, I moved to Hokkaido University in September 2013. In OIA I am in charge of “culture” in the Modern Japanese Studies Program (a bilingual bachelor’s degree taught in English/Japanese starting in 2014- 5) and Nitobe College (a program for sending Japanese students abroad under the Ministry of Education’s Project for the Promotion of Global Human Resource Development).

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The site introduces my academic work at Hokkaido University. I hope you enjoy browsing through the site.