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Akisa Fukuzawa

Akisa Fukuzawa, portrait
Gordy 357, Athens Campus


Ph.D. Student, Ohio University, Individual Interdisciplinary Program (current)

MBA, Capital University School of Management (Columbus, OH)

MSA, Ohio University Sports Administration Program (Athens, OH)

B.A., Linguistic/Spanish/International Studies at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (Japan)

Courses Taught

  • JPN 1110/5110-102 Elementary Japanese I

Research Areas of Interest

  • Japanese Culture and Language
  • Gender and Sports
  • Women’s Baseball History & Development

Professional Experience

Japanese bilingual professional with over 30 years of leadership in business, marketing, community outreach across corporate, non-profit, educational, and public sectors.

Cross-cultural work experience such as the Executive Director of Japan America Society of Central Ohio (JASCO) with a history of developing effective programming for communities including job placement events for Japanese studying students.

Playing and coaching baseball for over 30 years since her college in Tokyo.

In the Media


  • University of Minnesota, Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sports, 2023 Women Coach Symposium, Panel Speaker
  • Public Speaking on “Introduction to Sake” and “Introduction to Green Tea”
  • Public demonstration/instruction of Japanese Calligraphy (Sho Do)


  • Board Member, Greater Columbus Cherry Blossom Festival (GCCBF)
  • Advisory Board member, Asian American Commerce Group (AACG)
  • General Member, The America-Japan Society in Tokyo
  • Certified Sake Sommelier in Japan
  • President, Ohio University Women’s Baseball (OUWB): Cherry Bombs