Claire Hitosugi


Instructor, Japanese Language and Linguistics

Moore Hall 376
1890 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
Phone: (808) 956-9103
Fax: (808) 956-9515

Educational Background

Ph.D.;University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Communication & Information Sciences

M.B.A. with honors; University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Focus on International Business.

M.A.; University of Hawai’i at Mānoa,  English as a Second Language

Graduate Certificate; Wako University, Tokyo, Japan. American Literature

B.A.; Wako University, Tokyo, Japan. Human Relations/Modern Japanese Literature.

Research Areas

  • Computer-Assisted Language Learning
  • Innovative Teaching
  • Trust and Culture Theories

Selected Bibliography

Refereed Papers

Hitosugi, C. I., Schmidt, M., & Hayashi, K. (2014). Digital game-based learning in the L2 classroom: The impact of the UN’s off-the-shelf videogame, Food Force, on learner affect and vocabulary retention. CALICO Journal, 31(1), 19 – 39.

Hitosugi, C. (2011). Trust on the web: The power of subjective norm across cultures. Proceedings of the 15th Cross-Cultural Research Conference. Brigham Young University- Hawaii, HI. CD.

Hitosugi, C. I. (2011). Using a social networking site in Japanese class. In E. Forsythe, T. Gorham, M. Grogan, D. Jarrell, R. Chartrand, & P. Lewis (Eds.), In CALL: What’s your motivation? Collected papers on the cutting edge of language learning practice (pp. 72–83). Tokyo, Japan: JALT CALL SIG.

Hitosugi, C. I. & Day, R. (2004). Extensive reading in Japanese. Reading in a Foreign Language, 16 (1).

Books, Book Chapter & White Paper

Hitosugi, C. I. (2004). Once upon a time (p.163). In Bamford, J. & R. Day (Eds.) Extensive Reading Activities for Teaching Language. Cambridge University Press.

Ota, J.H. & Hitosugi, C. I. (2002) Advanced online Japanese reading & writing course.

Ashworth, D. & Hitosugi, I. (1993). Written Japanese: An Introduction. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press.

Ballard, Bonnaffons, Santos, Wigdel, & Hitosugi (2001). ADB Market Brief: The Pacific Islands, U.S. Commercial Liaison Office for the Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines



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