Steve McCarty was born in Boston and became a full Professor in Japan. He currently lectures for Osaka Jogakuin University and the Japanese government international agency JICA. At Kansai University from 2015-2020 he taught international ICT classes and held a unique Global Faculty Development position. Since 1998 he is the World Association for Online Education (WAOE) President. His CV currently lists 243 publications and 95 presentations (including 8 keynote addresses), with 532 citations recognized by Google Scholar. He publishes on e-learning, bilingualism, language teaching with technology, Japan, Asia, and the academic life. His research memoir is in the new book A Passion for Japan. See CORE contributions below, and the Website Japanned. Join @SteveMcCarty@hcommons.social on Mastodon.


Steve studied physics and philosophy at Northeastern University, then specialized in Japan for an M.A. degree from the University of Hawaii, with Journalism internships in the State House of Representatives.

Work Shared in CORE

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Other Publications

“Discovering Japanese Fusion of Religions on the Pilgrimage Island of Shikoku” [at ResearchGate | Academia Edu] in A Passion for Japan (2022).

“Lifelong Learning and Retiring Retirement Stereotypes” [at ResearchGate | Academia Edu] (2022)

Online Education as a Discipline.” Academia Letters (2021).

The Myth of SemilingualismBilingual Japan (2021).

Post-Pandemic Pedagogy.” Journal of Online Education, New York University (2020).

Implementing Mobile Language Learning Technologies in Japan whole book (2017)

Social Media to Motivate Language Learners from Before Admission to After Graduation

Global Online Education

Spoken Internet to Go: Popularization through Podcasting

Internationalizing the Essence of Haiku Poetry


Japanned site at Humanities Commons: Academic LifeeLearningJapanology > government lectures | BilingualismInventory | Teaching | Journalism | Multimedia (podcasts & videos) | WAOE (World Association for Online Education) | About Steve >  | スティーブについて / 著作リンク集.

Multilingual guidebooks & in-situ research on Shikoku, the pilgrimage island of Japan. Deep dives include Legend of the Woman Diver and an encyclopedia entry on Buddhist Syncretism in Japan.

Podcasting channel Japancasting: see Multimedia

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

Encountering famous East-West bridge persons across the U.S to Japan (University of Hyogo, 2022) slideshowvoice recording.

“Podcasting Reconsidered” (Asia-Pacific Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning, 2022) slideshowZoom recording.

Steve McCarty: How to Be a Professional Foreigner in Japan.” Deep in Japan Podcast (2022).

“Global Faculty Development for Online Language Education.” New Delhi: Indira Gandhi National Open University (2020) Zoom recording.

“Online Education as an Academic Discipline.” Online Teaching Japan Summer Sessions (2020) / Slideshow / Zoom recording.

A Lecture on Japanese Prehistory and Mythology with Professor Steve McCarty.” Deep in Japan Podcast (2020).



Elected President since 1998, World Association for Online Education / WAOE FB Page / e-mail discussion list.

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