Angela Hondru

Professor, Hyperion University

Areas of Expertise

  • Japanese History and Culture
  • Japanese Language and Literature

Professor Angela Hondru is a japonologist, translator, ethnologist and was a professor at Hyperion University. Referred to as the Mother of Japanese language education in Romania, she has contributed to the advancement of the Japanese language and culture in Romania through translation work and inspiring students to take an interest in traditional festivals and kagura sacred dances .

She was awarded the prize of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (日本外務大臣賞 , 2008), the Japan Foundation Award for Japanese Language ( 国際交流基金賞 , 2008) and The Order of the Rising Sun, 4th Class, Gold Rays with Rosette ( 旭日小綬章, 2009) .

Angela inaugurated the optional Japanese language course at the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest (where she taught between 1990-2005) and the Department of Japanese Language and Literature at Hyperion University in Bucharest (teaching here between 1990-2009).

She attended the University of Bucharest and the John Dalles People’s University.

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