Keiko Shimizu is a MA student in the East Asian Department. She earned a BA in Japanese Studies and a MA in TESOL. Upon earning her MA degree, Keiko taught English at various institutions including universities, a college, high school, and an elementary school in Tokyo, Japan. She is now pursuing her second MA in Japanese Anthropology (of Education) . Her current research interests lie in "Kokusaika" (International Programs) and "Tabunka Kyouiku" (multicultural education).