Meiko Kotani

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Meiko Kotani

  • Instructor, Stanford e-Japan


Meiko Kotani is the instructor for the Stanford e-Japan Program for the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE). 

Prior to joining SPICE, she worked as Program Coordinator for the Japan Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC). She has experience in student services where she worked as international program coordinator at a community college. She also has experience working in the international public sectors including NTT PHI Laboratories where she works as Program Manager to promote basic research on quantum theory of open-dissipative systems and its application to information processing.

Meiko received a BA in international relations from University of Oregon, and MA in international relations and diplomacy from Schiller International University in Paris. She was born in Japan and lived in China, Oman, Pakistan, France, and Russia before coming to the U.S. 

In The News

Sakura (cherry blossoms) in Kobe City

Winners Announced for the Spring 2020 and the Fall 2020 Stanford e-Japan Award

Congratulations to the eight students who have been named our top honorees and Honorable Mention recipients for 2020.
Japan Day honorees

SPICE Recognizes Top Students in Stanford e-Japan and the Reischauer Scholars Program

On March 26, 2021, a virtual award ceremony was held to honor SPICE’s Spring and Fall 2019 Stanford e-Japan honorees and 2020 Reischauer Scholars Program honorees.
John Roos

Ambassador John Roos and the Importance of Student-to-Student Exchange

Just over ten years after becoming the first U.S. ambassador to Japan to participate in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony in 2010, Ambassador John Roos spoke about his experiences with 26 high school students in Stanford e-Japan from throughout Japan.