Drs. E. (Edith) Koopman

  • Docent
  • Japanese language

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2527
E-Mail: e.koopman@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Leiden Institute for Area Studies, SAS Japan
Office Address: Arsenaal
Arsenaalstraat 1
2311 CT Leiden
Room number 1.25a

Fields of interest

Modern Japan, Japanese literature, Modern Japanese Language, Youth Culture


Master of Arts Degree in Japanese Language and Literature, Leiden University
Postgraduate research student in the field of Japanese Language and Literature, University of Tokyo

Assistant of the Science Councilor of the Embassy of the Netherlands, Tokyo, Japan
Head of the Japanese Department of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting, Maastricht (now Hogeschool Zuyd)
Assistant Manager General Affairs, Mitsubishi Motors, Japan
Language Teacher Japan Studies, Leiden University

Key publications

Translation of “De Nederlandse Kleipijp” into Japanese, Tobacco and Salt Museum, Tokyo
Translation of short novel Kesa to Morito in “Rashomon en andere verhalen”,  L.J. Veen, Amsterdam, 2007


Japanese Texts (grammar, reading, translation), Japanese conversation

Grants and awards

Monbusho (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) Scholarship for postgraduate research at the University of Tokyo

Administration and service to the profession

Member of the Examencommissie, Japan Studies

Last Modified: 11-12-2015