Takako Amano

Senior Lecturer in Japanese , Director of East Asia ExchangeSchool of Psychology and Humanities

After successfully multiplied the number of students at UEA Norwich UK, Takako moved to University of Central Lancashire in 1997, where she started the new Joint Degree in Japanese with seven students. Ever since, Japanese at UCLan has grown into one of the largest in the UK. Japanese at University of Central Lancashire is also known to have one of the largest Period Abroad programme in Japan and Takako has established and maintained partnerships, and has been recognised as one of the most experienced in this field in UK and Japan. Takako says "Siblings and friends of ex-students are joining Japanese at UCLan thanks to the word of mouth enthusiasm of existing and graduated students. I have enjoyed finding hidden gems who have not even realised of their potential and polishing them up to see them shining. I am blessed to share important years of the lives of our students who love Japan."