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Yujiro Shimogori is interested in improving intercultural relationships. His research interest is in bicultural identity development, human development and psychology, cross-cultural psychology, cultural adaptation, dual language education, and second language acquisition. His dissertation research examined the relationship between biculturalism and self-efficacy and cognitive-flexibility of Japanese adults. He published six articles while in the doctoral program.
Shimogori is a 14 year veteran as a primary, secondary, and higher education educator in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Tokyo. Prior to entering the doctoral program, he was a director of English Program at a Japanese elementary school in Tokyo, and was instrumental in developing the English as a foreign language program.
Educated, lived and worked in Japan and the US, he is bilingual and
bicultural. He is proficient in Japanglish as well. Shimogori has a
black belt in Aikido, and is an advanced snow skier.