Shoji Teramura

Title: Linguist (Retired)

Company: Wakayama University

Location: Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Japan

Shoji Teramura, a Retired Linguist and Professor of Wakayama University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in linguistics.

Though Mr. Teramura retired in 2011, he continues to be an internationally renowned linguist and professor. He is currently conducting studies from his home while he recovers his health, but Mr. Teramura looks forward to continuing to publish studies in his field. He was the noted co-author of “The Kenkyusha Dictionary of English Linguistics and Philology” in 1982, and co-editor of the second edition of the “Shogakukan Random House English-Japanese Dictionary” in 1994. Mr. Teramura was prolific during his tenure with Wakayama University from 1973 to 2001, and contributed to professional journals including the Bulletin of the Faculty of Education at the university.

Born in Osaka, Japan to Iwao and Kimie Teramura, Mr. Teramura studied with Osaka University in Toyonaka, a college and residential town in the northern part of Osaka prefecture. He earned a BA in 1971 and an MA in 1973 before joining Wakayama University later that year. With a faculty in education, economics, systems engineering, and tourism, the university offered many opportunities for a specialist in language to help budding professionals communicate internationally. Located in the city of Wakayama, the campus became Mr. Teramura’s home for much of his professional life.

Mr. Teramura left Wakayama briefly in 1988 as a visiting scholar to Lancaster University in England, which hosts a robust exchange program. He taught there for one year before returning to Japan, and officially retired in 2011. In addition to his participation as an educator, Mr. Teramura has also contributed as a member of the English Literature Society of Japan, the English Linguistic Society of Japan, and the Japan Association of College English Teachers. He is the recipient of a Japanese Navy Commendation Medal and a NCM Award for Outstanding Work. Mr. Teramura was selected for inclusion in numerous volumes of Who’s Who in the World, as well as two volumes of Who’s Who in Asia.

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