Department of Asian Studies

Asst. Prof. Dr. Nagisa Moritoki Škof

Dr Nagisa Moritoki Škof is Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies at the Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Her research interests include Japanese linguistics, language teaching, corpus linguistics, language policy and special needs education. She is currently working on a curriculum for Japanese language teacher training for non-native speakers. She collaborates with researchers in Central Europe and Japan on various topics related to linguistics and language education and has lectured in Japan, Croatia, Poland, Turkey, etc. She is also an external researcher of the National Institute of Japanese Language and Linguistics (2017-2021, 2023- ) and the University of Tsukuba, Chair of the Association of Teachers of Japanese in Europe (2020-2023), Chair of the Global Network for Japanese Language Education (2020-).



  • Ph.D., General Linguistics, Unviersity of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2010.
  • M.A., Regional Studies, University of Tsukuba, Japan, 1993.
  • B. A., Japanology, University of Tsukuba, Japan, 1991


Research fields:

  • Japanese text-linguistics: an area that analyzes the structure and syntax of the Japanese text.
  • Reading comprehension: an area that examines how native speakers, Japanese learners, and people with difficulties in reading and writing read texts and the processes of comprehending.
  • Literature research from the perspective of Japanese text-linguistics: a field that studies reading comprehension of literature based on syntax and linguistics theory.



MORITOKI ŠKOF, Nagisa. A comparative corpus-based content analysis of head of government addresses in response to the Covid-19 pandemic : Japan and western countries. Acta linguistica asiatica. 2021, vol. 11, no. 2, str. 9-32.

MORITOKI ŠKOF, Nagisa. Hikanjikei jokyu gakushusha no dokkai konnanten : dai4sho. V: NODA, Hisashi (ur.). Nihongo gakushusha no dokkai katei = Reading process of learners of Japanese. Tokyo: Koko shuppan: = Coco Publishing, cop. 2020. Str. 63- 81.

MORITOKI ŠKOF, Nagisa. The impact of a short exchange program on language learning and intercultural understanding. V: RUTAR, Sonja (ur.), et al. Vidiki internacionalizacije in kakovosti v visokem šolstvu = Perspectives of internationalisation and quality in higher education.. Koper: Založba Univerze na Primorskem, 2017, str. 109-125. 

MORITOKI ŠKOF, Nagisa. Zavedanje o problemu disleksije med učitelji japonskega jezika. CULIBERG, Luka (ur.), PETROVČIČ, Mateja (ur.). Na stičišču mnogoterih svetov : azijske študije v Sloveniji, (Zbirka Razprave FF), 2016, str. 207-222.

MORITOKI ŠKOF, Nagisa. Japanese language education and dyslexia : on the necessity of dyslexia research. Acta linguistica asiatica, 2015, vol. 5, no. 1, str. 71-83.

Compulsory Courses

Elective Courses



09. 11. - 11. 11. 2023
Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts

26th Neolithic Seminar 'Eurasian Neolithics: How Cultures and Societies Evolve and Why It Matters'

27. 02. 2023
Faculty of Arts

Online presentation of University of Ljubljana for prospective international students

13. 10. 2022
Administrative Office for Doctoral Study, Faculty of Arts

EUTOPIA Citizen Science Clinics

15. 09. 2022
Administrative Office for Undergraduate Study Programme, Faculty of Arts

Reception for International Students at the Faculty of Arts and at the University of Ljubljana (two separate events)

22. 02. 2022
Faculty of Arts

Online sessions for prospective international students, 22 February 2022 at 1.15 pm (CET)