Dr Kayoko Hashimoto


School of Languages and Cultures
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 7 336 56328


Dr Kayoko Hashimoto’s research interests include language policies, Japan’s educational policies, and translation and cultural identity. One of her current projects is “Beyond Native-Speakerism: Current Explorations and Future Visions” (book contract with Routledge; co-authored with Stephanie Houghton and Damian Rivers) with particular focus on Japanese language policies from the perspective of ownership of the language. She has been increasingly engaged in research on language policies in Asia. Her new team projects reflect the direction: “professional development of EFL teachers in Japan and Vietnam” and “promotion of the Japanese language as soft power in Asia”. She has also developed her interest in Critical Discourse Analysis as a methodological tool, which has given her a new level of understanding of the power of texts, linking text analysis with new translation theories in the globalized world.

Research Interests

  • Towards post-native-speakerism: Dynamics and Shifts
    Book contract with Springer (co-edited with Stephanie Houghton), based on the 1st and 2nd international symposium on Native-speakerism and beyond in Japan and UK in 2014.
  • Promotion of the Japanese language as soft power in Asia
    ICAS9 (The 9th International Convention of Asian Scholars) in Adelaide Australia July 2015 Roundtable Chair with Kaoru Kadowaki (Setsunan University, Japan); Kazuyuki Nomura (The Chinese University of Hong Kong); & Rika Kusunoki (The University of Queensland).
  • Beyond Native-Speakerism: Current Explorations and Future Visions
    Book contract with Routledge: co-authored with Stephanie Houghton and Damian Rivers based on the Kakenhi Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research project (2012-2015 $ 38,000. No. 24520627) from the Japan Society (principal investigator: Stephanie Houghton Saga University, Japan).
  • Professional Development of EFL (English as a foreign language) Teachers in Asia
    Team project with Dr Trao Nguyen (Hanoi University, Vietnam), Dr Greg Glasgow (Meikai University, Japan) and Mr Khoi Mai Ngoc (Vietnam National University, Vietnam).
  • Speaking Strategies in Japanese Immersion Programs
    (2012-2013) $9,993. BULA (Brisbane Universities Languages Alliance) Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Research Grant Project. Project leader. With Kumiko Katayama (Griffith University) and Sellina McCluskey (Robina State High School)


  • Doctor of Philosophy, La Trobe University
  • Master of Arts, Sophia University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Kansai Gaidai


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Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Hashimoto, Kayoko (2012). Literacy policy in multicultural Australia. In: John C. Mayer, Jelisava Dobovsek-Sethna and Cary Duval, Literacy for dialogue in multilingual societies: Proceedings of Linguapax Asia Symposium 2011. Linguapax Asia International Symposium 2011, Tokyo, Japan, (31-38). 3 December 3 2011.

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision