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  Hirokatsu Yoshihara
Teaching Areas: Greek

B.A. in Education, School of Education, Hiroshima University, Japan (1991)
M.A. in Literature, Graduate School of Literature, Osaka University, Japan (1997)
M.A. in Theology, APTS, Baguio City, Philippines (2005) 
M.Div., APTS, Baguio City, Philippines (2005)

Linguistic Society of America
American Association of Applied Linguistics
Society of Biblical Literature
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Ministerial Background & Work Experiences
June 1991 - January 1994: Part-time (June 1991 - March 1992) and full-time (April 1992 - January 1994) instructor (English and Japanese) and curriculum development advisor at Bi-Lingual, Co. Ltd., a private language institute headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.  Taught junior-high through elderly students in one-to-one and classroom settings.  Edited several textbooks and teaching materials and conducted various seminars.
April 1996 - March 1998: Part-time instructor of the Japanese Language Teacher Training Program at ECC Language Institute, a private language institute headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.  Taught Introduction to Linguistics, Introduction to Japanese Linguistics, Introduction to Language Pedagogy, and Seminar of Japanese Language Teaching.
October 1997 - December 1999: Full-time freelance translator of Christian literature and documents between English and Japanese, and part-time reporter for The Revival Times, a Japanese weekly Pentecostal/charismatic newspaper.
June 2001 - March 2004: Language assistant at Asia Pacific Theological Seminary, Baguio City, Philippines.  Taught Greek 1 and 2 (elementary) (2001, 2002, 2003), Greek 3 (intermediate) (2003, 2004), and Greek 4 (Exegesis of the First Thessalonians) (2004) under the supervision of Dr. Galen Hertweck.
June 2004 - : In the Faculty Development Program of Asia Pacific Theological Seminary.  Taught Greek 1 and 2 (2004) under the supervision of Dr. Galen Hertweck.  Taught Greek 3 (2006) and Greek 1 and 2 (2006) under the supervision of Dr. Roli dela Cruz.
November 2003 - : 
March 2005: Missionary trainee of the Assemblies of God of Japan.  Involved in assisting church planting work in Baguio City and various areas of northern Luzon, Philippines.
April 2005 - : Licensed missionary of the Assemblies of God of Japan.  Continuing to the said work above while teaching at Asia Pacific Theological Seminary.
January 2006 - January 2007: Assistant to Dr. Roli dela Cruz, the Director for Student Life, Asia Pacific Theological Seminary.


Areas of Research Interest
1. Descriptive analysis of Hellenistic Greek in the framework of modern linguistics, especially its grammar in the framework of Construction Grammar.
2. Reading education of theological English and biblical Greek to seminary students.
3. Descriptive analysis of languages of northern Luzon, especially Ilokano and Southern Kankanaey.

(a) Article
1998    Hirokatsu Yoshihara, “Nihongo-no Rembun-ni-okeru Chokusetsu-Judoobun-no Ichikinoo: ‘Hishugo-shudaika-noodoobun’-tono Taishoo-kara” (A Study of a Function of the Direct Passive Construction in the Sentential Sequence: In Comparison with the ‘Non-Subject Topicalized Active Construction’), Nihon Gakuho (Bulletin of Japanese Studies of Osaka University) 17.
(b) Essays
January 2000 - March 2001 “Likeluke’s Laidback English Conversation,” a series of 70 essays to help Japanese Christians learn English conversation for the purpose of international Christian fellowship, specially written for Ribaibaru Shimbun (The Revival Times), a Japanese weekly Pentecostal/charismatic newspaper published by Rebaibal Shimbunsha (The Revival Times, Inc.), Tokyo.
(c) Translation (Books)
1996    Bob Gordon, The Cross, Explaining Books (Tonbridge, Kent, England: Sovereign Word, Ltd, 1991).  Published as Juujika (Tokyo: Marukoushu Publications, 1996).
1997    David Yonggi Cho, Solving Life’s Problems (South Plainfield, New Jersey: Bridge Publishing, 1980).  Published as Mondai Kaiketsu: Anata-no Jinsei-ni Hikari-o Toojiru Seisho-no Kotoba (Tokyo: Marukoushu Publications, 1997).
1997    Creflo A. Dollar, Uprooting the Spirit of Fear (Tulsa, Oklahoma: Harrison House, 1994).  Published as Osore-no Rei-no Konzetsu (Chiba, Japan: Illuminator Publications, 1997).
1998    Neil Anderson, Mike Quarles and Julia Quarles, Freedom from Addiction: Breaking the Bondage of Addiction and Finding Freedom in Christ (Ventura, California: Gospel Light Publications, 1996).  Published as Izonshoo-kara-no Kaihoo: Izonshoo-no Sokubaku-kara-no Kaihoo-to Kirisuto-ni Aru Jiyuu (Tokyo: Marukoushu Publications, 1998).
1998    Reinhard Bonnke, Faith: The Link with God’s Power (Nashville: Nelsonword Publishing Group, 1998).  Published as Shinkoo: Kami-no Chikara-tono Musubitsuki (Tokyo: Marukoushu Publications, 1999).
1998    Steve Hill, White Cane Religion: And Other Messages from the Brownsville Revival (n.p.: Destiny Image Publishers, 1997).  Partially translated for the Japanese publisher. Published as Shiroi Tsue-no Shuukyoo (Tokyo: Marukoushu Publications, 1998) under the name of the publisher’s translation committee.
1999    Van Crouch, Winning 101: Insight and Motivation to Help You Achieve Excellence (Tulsa, Oklahoma: Honor Books, 1998).  Co-translated with Megumu Hanatani. To published by Illuminator Publications, Chiba, Japan.
2000    Tim Stafford, Sexual Chaos: Charting a Christian Course through Turbulent Times, rev. ed. (Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1993).  Published as Sekusharu Kaosu: Seiteki Konton-no Jidai-o Norikiru Michi-wa aruno-ka (Tokyo: Marukoushu Publications, 2000).
2000    Dick Bernal and Ron Kenoly, Lifting Him Up: How You Can Experience Spirit-Led Praise and Worship (Lake Mary, Florida: Charisma House, 1995).  Published as Kirisuto-o Tataeyo: Sambi-to Waashippu-ni Hairu-tame-ni (Chiba, Japan: Illuminator Publications, 2000).
2001    Edith L. Blumhofer, The Assemblies of God: A Popular History (Springfield, Missouri: Gospel Publishing House, 1985).  Published as Pentekosute Ribaibaru: Genryuu-to Hatten - Beikoku Assemburii Kyoodan-no Ayumi, vols 1 and 2, supervised by Koichi Kitano (Tokyo: Fukuin Shuppansha, 2001).
2001    John Sanford and Paula Sanford, The Transformation of the Inner Man (Tulsa, Oklahoma: Victory House, 1982).  Partially translated for the Japanese publisher.  Published as Uchinaru Hito-no Henkaku, trans. Masako Wonkam (Tokyo: Marukoushu Publications, 2001).
2002    Rich C. Howard, The Judgment Seat of Christ (Redwood City, California: Naioth Sound and Publishing, 1990).  Published as Kirisuto-no Sabaki-no Miza (Tokyo: Ribaibaru Shimbunsha, 2002).
2002    Book of Hope, Youth and Children’s editions.
2005    Henry Crowd and John Townsend, Making Small Groups Work (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 2003).  Partially translated for Sachi Nakamura and Noboru Nakamura.  Published as Sumooru Guruupu-kara Hajimeyoo: Jinsei-o Kaeru Megumi-to Shinri-no Jissen (Tokyo: Ribaibaru Shimbunsha, 2002).
Forthcoming    Michael Green, Who Is This Jesus? (Nashville: Nelson, 1990).  Forthcoming through Jibikiami Shuppan, Tokyo.
(d) Translation (Articles, sermons and miscellaneous)
There are numerous other translation works of articles, sermons and so forth.  Many of them were from Charisma (Strang Communications, Lake Mary, Florida) and official documents including monthly newsletters of Nippon Revival Association.  Some representative works are:
1996-1999    David Wilkerson’s Sermons at Times Square Church, New York City.  Translated for Hazah, a Japanese monthly Pentecostal/charismatic magazine published by Marukoushu Publications, Tokyo.
1999    Vinson Synan, “Theological Trends of Pentecostalism,” paper presented at the 18th World Pentecostal Conference on September 23, 1998 in Seoul, South Korea.  Translated for Hazah.
April 2001 - October 2001
David C. Hymes, “First Steps for Pentecostals to ‘Grow Adults’.”  Specially written as a series of 7 articles for the Editorials of Ribaibaru Shimbun (The Revival Times), a Japanese weekly Pentecostal/charismatic newspaper published by Rebaibal Shimbunsha (The Revival Times), Tokyo.
October 2004 - September 2005
Richard Werner, “Christian Market Watch: Economics and Christianity,” specially written for Ribaibaru Shimbun (The Revival Times).  Translated as a series of 12 divided articles.
November 2005 - March 2006
Paul W. Lewis, “Reflections of a Hundred Years of Pentecostal Theology” in Cyberjournal of Pentecostal and Charismatic Research, 12 (January 2003) (  Translated as a series of 14 divided articles for Ribaibaru Shimbun (The Revival Times).

Languages Acquired
Japanese: Kansai Dialect as the mother tongue. Standard Japanese for higher education
English: Low-advanced in 4 skills
Mandarin Chinese: Mid-elementary in speaking/listening/writing. High-intermediate in reading
French: Low-elementary in speaking/listening/writing. High-elementary in reading
Ilokano: Mid-elementary in 4 skills
Brazilian Portuguese: Low-elementary in 4 skills
Kankanaey: (Same as above)
Modern Greek: (Same as above)
Taiwanese: Introductory
Tagalog: (Same as above)
German:    (Same as above)
Hellenistic Greek: Mid-intermediate in reading
Church Latin: Mid-elementary in reading
Biblical Hebrew: Low-elementary in reading

Miyuki Yoshihara, wife, and Eurie Yoshihara, daughter.