Steve McCarty is an Adjunct Professor for international classes and faculty development at Kansai University. He was a longtime full Professor and still lectures at Osaka Jogakuin University and for the Japanese government international agency JICA. His CV lists 300 documented accomplishments: 219 publications and 81 presentations. Google Scholar has found 363 citations to his work. He has delivered five opening keynote addresses on e-learning at international conferences, most recently in Thailand (profile photo). See the Project below for research areas, or visit his homepage Japanned at HC. Steve is from Boston and lives near Kyoto with his Japanese wife.


Steve studied physics and philosophy at Northeastern University, then Asian religions with a specialization in Japan for an M.A. degree from the University of Hawaii in 1986.

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NEW: “Disruptive Technology and the Calling of Humanities and Social Sciences” (Keynote Address Paper). Prince of Songkla University, Thailand (2019).

Thailand e-Learning and Mobile Language Learning Workshop Report.” Asian Journal of Distance Education, 14 (1), 158-161 (August 2019).

Meeting Global Faculty Development Needs in Japan” (2019).

Implementing Mobile Language Learning Technologies in Japan (2017 book now also free online).

Social Media to Motivate Language Learners from Before Admission to After Graduation” (2010 book chapter now free).

Publications annotated in Japanese (筆者の日本語による著作リンク集)


Japanned homepage niches completed: Academic Life / eLearning / Japanology > government lecturesBilingualism / Teaching > ICT class homepage & syllabus > ICT & Japanese Society homepageJournalism / Multimedia – video, audio & supplementary readings / About Steve / Bio-data in JapaneseWritings & presentations in Japanese. NEW: Bilingualism and Japanese Society class homepage.

New: advised the Tokyo-based Monozukuri Nihongo Kentei system of online training and certification for technology transfer of manufacturing techniques, Japanese language and manners, particularly to Asians and Africans, answering the Director’s inquiries about e-learning.

Global Shikoku Internet Project グローバル四国インターネットプロジェクト – From the late 1990s, published research and multilingual guidebooks to the pilgrimage island of Japan. Deep dives include Legend of the Woman Diver「海女」and an encyclopedia entry on Buddhist Syncretism in Japan.


Elected President since 1998 of the free academic NGO World Association for Online Education (WAOE FB Page / e-mail discussion list).

Steve McCarty

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