Seigo Nakao

Seigo Nakao

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Seigo Nakao, Ph.D. is an associate professor of Japanese in Oakland University’s Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and Center for International Programs.

Since arriving in 1992, Dr. Nakao has taught courses in Japanese literature, cinema, theater, war literature and introductory classes on Japan and Asian literature. He has also taught seminar courses on The Tale of Genji, a classic work of Japanese literature among the first novels ever written.

His interests include Japanese literature and comparative literature between Japanese and European genres.  He also enjoys theaters and movies.

While at Oakland, Dr. Nakao helped oversee the development of the Japanese studies program from a non-degree program, to a minor in 1993 and to a major in 2008. He has authored many publications, including the Random House Japanese-English English-Japanese Dictionary and scholarly articles on Japanese writers.

Dr. Nakao holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from New York University.

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