Michiko Yoshimoto

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Michiko Yoshimoto
Japan Program Manager, Soga Japan Center
(269) 387-5874
(269) 387-0630
2425D Ellsworth Hall, Mail Stop 5245
Mailing address: 
Haenicke Institute for Global Education
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5245 USA
  • M.A., Socio-Cultural Studies of Education, Western Michigan University
  • B.A., Sociology, Yokohama City University

Michiko Yoshimoto joined the Soga Japan Center at Western Michigan University in 2009 as the Japan Outreach Coordinator through the Japan Outreach initiative program. In 2012 she became a graduate assistant for the Soga Center while she studied for her masters in socio-cultural studies of education at WMU. Michiko transitioned in to a full-time member of the Soga Center in 2014.

Before joining the bronco family, Michiko worked for City of Miura and City of Yokosuka in Japan as a local government employee. In this position, her job responsibilities included making and evaluating city plans as well as developing educational projects for youth including exchange programs with a sister city in Australia.