About me

I am a PhD student in linguistics at Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan. My research interests lie in phonetics and second language acquisition, particularly in Japanese speakers’ acquisition of English vowels. My current supervisors are Mariko Kondo and Paola Escudero (Western Sydney University).My doctoral work concerns computational modeling of L2 vowel perception. More specifically, I use Paola’s Second Language Linguistic Perception (L2LP) model to examine Japanese speakers’ perception of American English vowels and Australian English speakers’ perception of Japanese vowels.
I am also involved in the development of the J-AESOP corpus, an L2 English speech corpus of Japanese speakers.


Graduate School of International Culture and Communication Studies, Waseda University
1-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan