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Akio Ito

Akio Ito
Professor, Dean of Student Affairs

Specialization: New Testament Studies 

Course Titles:
New Testament Survey, New Testament Studies, Introduction to New Testament, Gospel Studies, Reading Greek etc.

Education: Tokyo University (B.Lit.); Tokyo Christian Theological Seminary; Wycliffe Hall (Oxford) (Ph.D.)

Church Affiliation: Nerima Baptist Church, Baptist General Conference Japan (Regou)

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Mieko Iwata

Mieko Iwata 
Associate Professor

Specialization: Christian Ethics, Christian Worldview

Course Titles:
Christian Worldview, Japanese Religion and Philosophy

Education:
Tokyo Christian University (BA); Tokyo Christian Theological Seminary; Calvin Theological Seminary (Th.M)

Church Affiliation: Christian Reformed Church

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Nobuyoshi Kiuchi

Nobuyoshi Kiuchi
Professor

Specialization: Old Testament

Course Titles: Pentateuch, Hebrew, Old Testament Studies

Education:
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (BA); Tokyo Christian Theological Seminary; The Council for National Academic Awards (The College of St. Paul and St. Mary (Cheltenham) and Oxford Centre for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies) (Ph.D.)

Church Affiliation: Fuchu-Nishihara Kirisuto Kyoukai, Presbyterian Church in Japan

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Masanori Kurasawa

Masanori Kurasawa
Professor

Specialization: Missiology

Course Titles:
Missiology, Evangelism

Education:
Chuo University (BA); Tokyo Christian Theological Seminary; Fuller Theological Seminary (Th.M.); Fuller Theological Seminary (D.Miss.)

Church Affiliation: Shonan Christ Church, Japan Alliance Christ Church

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Masanori Kurasawa

Naoki Okamura 
Professor, Dean of Academic Affairs

Specialization:
Phenomenological Research Methods, Religious Education, Practical Theology

Course Titles:
Contemporary Theology, Systematic Theology, Theology and Practice of Youth Ministry, Developmental Psychology of Elderly

Education:
Columbia International University, Christian Theology (B.A.); Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Christian Philosophy (M.A.); Claremont Graduate School of Theology, Religious Education (Ph.D.)
Visiting Scholar, Claremont School of Theology

Church Affiliation: Yokosuka Chuo Church, Japan Domei

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Motoaki Shinohara

Motoaki Shinohara
Associate Professor, Men’s Dormitory Director

Specialization: Missiology

Course Titles:
Global Christianity, Intercultural Communication

Education:
Tokyo Christian University (BA), Calvin Theological Seminary (Th.M), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Ph.D)

Church Affiliation: Tatebayashi Christ Church, Fukuin Dendo Kyodan

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J. Randall Short

J. Randall Short 
Professor

Specialization: Old Testament Languages, Literature, and History of Interpretation

Course Titles:
Old Testament Survey; The Pentateuch; The Prophets; The Writings; Elementary Hebrew

Education:
University of Alabama (B.A.); Tokyo Christian Theological Seminary; Harvard University Divinity School (M.T.S., Th.D.)

Church Affiliation: Sakura Ojidai Chapel, Presbyterian Church in Japan

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David S. Sytsma

David S. Sytsma
Associate Professor

Specialization: History of Christianity

Course Titles:
Church History, Historical Introduction to Western Philosophy, Rhetoric: Theory and History, History and Theology of the Reformation and Evangelicalism

Education:
Calvin College (B.A.), Calvin Theological Seminary (M.T.S., Th.M.), Princeton Theological Seminary (Ph.D., History of Christianity)

Church Affiliation: Funabashi Takane Church (Reformed Church in Japan)

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Shohei Yamato

Shohei Yamato 
Professor, Provost

Specialization: Buddhist Studies, Practical Theology

Course Titles
History of Japanese Arts and Aesthetics, Eastern Thought, Japanese Thought, Introduction to Practical Theology, Seminar in Preaching

Education:
Kansai University (B.A.); Tokyo Christian Theological Seminary; Bukkyo University (M.A.)

Church Affiliation: Kyoto Bible Church, Japan Gospel Fellowship

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Miwako Yanagisawa

Miwako Yanagisawa
Associate Professor

Specialization:
Sociolinguistics (discourse analysis, language socialization), applied linguistics (language teaching), Japanese pedagogy

Course Titles: Japanese Language (ACTS-es)

Education:
Waseda University (B.A. in English literature); Waseda University (MA in English linguistics); Georgetown University (MS in applied linguistics); University of Hawai’I (Ph.D.)

Church Affiliation: Tokyo Musashino Evangelical Free Church, Evangelical Free Church of Japan,

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