Japanese Grammar World Team

Sayoko Yamashita, Ed.D


Professor, Department of Modern Social Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Jissen Women’s University, Tokyo Japan

実践女子大学 人間社会学部 教授 (日本・東京)

Alessandro Benati, Ph.D


Professor of English and Applied Linguistics. Head of English Department, American University of Sharjah, UAE.

シャルジャアメリカン大学 教授(アラブ首長国連邦)、英語学部長

Professor Alessandro Benati is the Head of the English Department at the American University of Sharjah. He has previously worked in the United Kingdom at the University of Greenwich, Queen Mary and Westfield College, Middlesex University, and the University of Portsmouth. He is honorary visiting professor at the University of York St john, UK. Alessandro is internationally known for his research in second language acquisition and second language teaching. He has published ground-breaking research with James Lee on the pedagogical framework called processing instruction. He is co-Editor of the journal ISLA (Equinox Publishing), and Editor of the Advanced ISLA Research Book Series for Bloomsbury Publishing. He is a member of the editorial board for the journal Language Teaching Research and Co-Editor of the Grammar World Japanese online platform. He has recently launched with John Schwieter a new series for Cambridge University Press called Elements in Second Language Acquisition. Alessandro has co-ordinated national and international high-impact research projects funded by the European Union, Leverhulme Trust, British Academy, Sassakawa Foundation, Japanese MEXT, and the School Challenge. He is a member of the AHRC Peer Review College and the REF Panel 2021.He is currently working on two monographs (Key Questions in Second Language Acquisition: An Introduction and Key Issues in Second Language Teaching) for Cambridge University Press.


Nicholas O. Jungheim, Ed.D.

Nicholas O. Jungheim

Professor Emeritus, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan




Kaoru Fujimoto


Associate Professor, Department of Japanese Communication, Faculty of Global Studies, Musashino University, Tokyo Japan

武蔵野大学グローバル学部 日本語コミュニケーション学科 准教授(日本・東京)



Ikumi Ozawa

Ozawa Ikumi

Senior Lecturer, Japanese Language Programs, College of Liberal Arts, International Christian University, Tokyo Japan

国際基督教大学 教養学部 日本語教育プログラム 課程上級准教授(日本・東京)



Naomi Hasegawa

Naomi Niitsuma

Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics
Lecturer (Part-time), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Jissen Women’s University, Tokyo Japan
Lecturer (Part-time), English Interpreting and Translation, Language Div., Japan College of Foreign Languages, Tokyo Japan
Lecturer (Part-time), Department of International Certifications and Business Strategy, TOEIC(R) Test Course, TAC Co., Ltd., Tokyo Japan

実践女子大学 人間社会学部 非常勤講師(日本・東京)
日本外国語専門学校 英語通訳翻訳科 非常勤講師(日本・東京)
TAC株式会社 国際資格企画部 TOEIC(R) テストコース 非常勤講師(日本・東京)



This online platform for learning and teaching Japanese grammar has been made possible by two research grants secured from (1) Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Fund Support (Scientific Research Fund Basic Research (Type C) #16K02821) and (2) the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, UK.

(1) 日本国 文部科学省科学研究費基盤研究(C)課題番号16K02821(研究代表者:山下早代子)
(2) グレイトブリテン・ササカワ財団