Kikuo Yamakawa, Japanese English philology educator. Recipient English Literature Society Japan award, 1948. Member Japan Association College English Teachers (councillor 1970-1989), Japan Society Stylistics (board directors 1973-1989, counselor since 1989), Japan Society Mediaeval English Studies (councillor 1985-1989).
Teacher English, Soma Middle School, Nakamura, Fukushima, Japan, 1940-1942, Third Tokyo Municipal Middle School, 1942-1945, Aomori Prefectural Middle School, 1945-1947. Assistant professor Tokai Science College, Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan, 1947-1950. Docent Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, 1950-1952, assistant professor, 1952-1964, professor, 1964-1982.
Professor English philology Fukuoka University (Japan), since 1982.
Author: The Development and Characteristics of English Verbals, 1963. Contributor articles on history studies of English syntax to professional journals., 1949-1989. Co-editor: Seibido's Dictionary of English Linguistics, 1973.
Kenkyusha's New English-Japanese Dictionary, 5th edition, 1980. Kenkyusha's New Collegiate English-Japanese Dictionary, 5th edition, 1985.