Junko Tanaka-Matsumi is a professor in the Department of Integrated Psychological Science at Kwansei Gakuin University, Nishinomiya-City, Japan. She is also professor emeritus of psychology at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, where she taught clinical psychology for 20 years until 2000.
Tanaka-Matsumi received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and was an East-West Center (Honolulu) scholarship student. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and an associate editor of Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, and consulting editor for International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation, as well as other Japanese journals. She has published on culture and psychopathology, functional analytic approaches to cross-cultural therapy, and engaged in community and school-based cognitive behavioral research and consultation in Japan.