Tolga Özşen is an Associate Professor of Japanese Studies at the Japanese Language Education Department of Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University (COMU), Turkey. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology from Kumamoto University, Japan. Dr. Özşen is currently working as an Associate Professor at JLT Department at Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University. His primary research interests are Japanese Rural Studies, Japanese Image, Cross-Cultural Communication Studies. Dr. Özşen (3rd Dan) started Kendo in Kumamoto, Japan and he has been practicing Kendo for 15 years.