Montana State University

Department of Modern Languages & Literatures

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172980
Bozeman, MT 59717-2980

Tel: (406) 994-4448
Fax: (406) 994-6199
Location: 117 Gaines Hall

Department Chair

Dr. Galen Brokaw

Yuka Hara, Assistant Teaching Professor of Japanese &

Curriculum Coordinator of Japanese Language Instruction

College Office
Office: Gaines 118
Phone: 994-5136
Office hours: Monday & Friday 12-1 p.m., & by appointment


Fall 2013 Classes:

JPNS 101-1 Elementary Japanese I, MTRF 11:00-11:50 a.m.

JPNS 101-2 Elementary Japanese I, MF 1:10-2:00 p.m. & TR 12:40 - 1:30 p.m.

JPNS 201D Intermediate Japanese I, MF 10:00-10:50 a.m. & TR 9:50 - 10:40 a.m.


Spring 2014 Classes:

JPNS 102D-1 Elementary Japanese II, MTRF 11:00-11:50 a.m.

JPNS 102D-2 Elementary Japanese II, MF 1:10-2:00 p.m. & TR 12:40-1:30 p.m.

JPNS 202D-1 Intermediate Japanese II, MF 10:00-10:50 a.m. & TR 9:50-10:40 a.m.

JPNS 340 Japanese Advanced Reading & Grammar, TR 1:40-2:55 p.m.



2003 recipient of the College of Letters and Science Award for Outstanding Teaching

2004 recipient of the President's Excellence in Teaching Award

January 2006 Mortar Board Professor of the Month


Personal Information:

My pedagogical interests include teaching various levels of Japanese, and focusing student attention on the acquisition of the four main language components of listening, speaking, writing, and reading. I also try to integrate cultural lessons in the classroom, such as contact with Japanese etiquette and other cultural traditions, and strongly support student efforts to study abroad in Japan.


Japan Club:

Click here to see the Japan Club Facebook page or talk to me during office hours!