Centre for Continuing Education

Toshiko Jackson

Toshiko Jackson


Toshiko Jackson has been teaching Japanese since 1983 and has taught at a number of primary, secondary and tertiary institutions throughout Sydney and Melbourne. These include the University of Sydney (Dept of Japanese Studies), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Holmesglen Institute of TAFE (Dept of LOTE as the Dept Coordinator & Course Coordinator of the Japanese Certficate IV for 7 years), the National Languages & Literacy Institute of Australia, Sydney Language Solutions, JALPAK, Sony, and Sumitomo Chemical. Toshiko is also the current editor and presenter of a Japanese language video program designed for travellers to Japan, available via the Learning Fever website.

Toshiko has worked as an interpretor and translator for the corporate sector, undertaken market research on international tourism at Sydney Airport, and delivered workshops for HSC students. She has also previously appeared on SBS television “World News” to speak about Japanese calligraphy at Sydney Language Solutions.

Toshiko’s quallifications include a B.A. in Arts from Seisen University in Tokyo, Diploma in Education from La Trobe University Melbourne, a Graduate Diploma in Japanese Applied Linguistics and Graduate Diploma in Linguistics from Monash University and M.A. in Asian Studies from Monash Asia Institute.

Toshiko has also taught the art of Japanese flower arrangement (Ikenobo school) in Japan. Her hobbies include the cinema (she loves powerful, intelligent and universally meaningful movies), academic study, the gym (especially body combat) and singing.