Daiki Suematsu holds a master's degree in Applied Linguistics from Texas Tech University. Additionally, he pursued a minor degree in business to further his understanding of international business practices. With a diverse background, including experience in the Japanese business scene, working at the international office of a Historically Black College and University (HBCU), and organizing cultural events such as the Mississippi Japan Festival 2021, Daiki has gained valuable insights that shape his teaching philosophy. He has also taught and introduced Japanese language and culture at various institutions, including public schools, colleges, and a city office. This diverse educational and professional background has equipped him with a unique skill set that combines linguistic expertise, cultural proficiency, and business acumen. His current research interests include multiliteracies pedagogies, L2 reading, and sociocultural methods. Apart from his academic and professional pursuits, Daiki finds great joy in dancing and music, and he also incorporates his dance skills into his teaching methods. Driven by his lifelong goal of fostering relationships between Japan and other countries, Daiki is passionate about contributing to the development of students' communicative competence within the University of Arizona.
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