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).

Please feel free to contact me at:

klien@imc.hokudai.ac.jp

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