Yuko Kase

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Yuko Kase graduated from Tokyo University of Foreign Languages with a degree in Luso-Brazilian Studies, with a focus on Language Pedagogy. She has gained extensive professional experience, having held executive roles in multinational corporations in Japan and Portugal. She is an instructor of Japanese language and culture, teaching at several prestigious institutions such as IEA-FCH of Universidade Católica Portuguesa, the Portugal-Japan Commerce and Industry Chamber, and Museu de Oriente. In addition, she is a translator for both Japanese and Portuguese languages. As a member of the Portuguese Association of Japanese Teachers, she holds the chair of the Japanese Speech Contest in Portugal, working closely with IEA-FCH, the Japan Foundation and the Japanese Embassy. This initiative provides a valuable platform for foreign learners of Japanese and children studying Japanese as a heritage language to perform. Her dedication to fostering friendly relations between Japan and Portugal has been evident since her time at university. Presently, she is pursuing a Doctorate in Translation Studies at Universidade Católica Portuguesa and the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. The academic journey reflects her passion for language and cultural studies and demonstrates her commitment to advancing knowledge in the field. Research interests: Children’s and juvenile literature´s translation and its history, projection of Countries or regions to other countries, Bilateral relationship between Portugal and Japan, Language education, Cross culture studies.

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In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

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