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Edith Koopman


Drs. E. Koopman
+31 71 527 2527

Edith Koopman is a Lecturer at the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies.

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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


  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • SAS Japan

Work address

Matthias de Vrieshof
Matthias de Vrieshof 1
2311 BZ Leiden
Room number 201a


  • In'to Languages Taalcursus Japans (onregelmatig)
  • In'to Languages Taalcursus Japans (onregelmatig)
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