Tomoyo Fontein | The New School for Public Engagement
  • Faculty

    Tomoyo Fontein

    Instructor of Japanese

    MBA, Columbia U.
    MA, U. of Oregon,
    BA, Waseda U.

    Tomoyo Kamimura Fontein teaches Japanese and is Coordinator of the Japanese Program in the Department of Foreign Languages. She grew up in Japan where she earned her BA from Waseda University and wrote her senior thesis on “Japanese Language as a Reflection of its Culture.” She received her MA in Linguistics from the University of Oregon as well as an MBA in Finance from Columbia University. While teaching English at The Tokyo University of Science, she co-edited “Obunsha’s Shorter Japanese-English Dictionary” and co-authored “Josei no Shinri” (Women’s Psychology). She has translated several books over the years and has taught at numerous institutions, including Rutgers University, Kalamazoo College, The University of Oregon and Baruch College. Her interest remains in the cultural aspects of the Japanese language. In conjunction with the New York Consulate General of Japan, she is an interviewer for The Japan Exchange & Teaching Program (JET). She has been a Lecturer at the annual NY Anime Festival since 2008.

    Courses Taught

    Japanese Intro 1, Intro 2, Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2, Advanced 1, Advanced 2 and various projects in Independent Studies

    Professional Affiliations

     The Consulate General of Japan, The Japan Society