Tolga Özşen is a Full Professor of Japanese Studies at the Department of Japanese Language Teaching (JLT) at Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University (COMU) in Türkiye. He holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology from Kumamoto University, Japan. Dr. Özşen's recent research interests focus on culture and Japanology teaching, cross-cultural communication, and academic integrity issues in JLT. He also explores topics such as Japanese image and social change in postwar Japan. Alongside his academic pursuits, Dr. Özşen (3rd Dan) has dedicated 17 years to practicing Kendo.