Assoc. Professor Adriana Iulia Waniek is Dean of Foreign Languages faculty at Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University in Bucharest. She graduated English-Japanese studies from the University of Bucharest, has a PhD in Theatre History, with a thesis on Noh theatre. Research Interests: Medieval Japanese literature, Comparative Literature, translation theory with a contrastive approach to Romanian-Japanese/Japanese-Romanian translation. Currently teaches History of Japanese literature, Concepts for understanding contemporary Japanese society, Translation Theory and Practice, Typological Characteristics of the Japanese language. Author of 5 books: Nō, the Classical Japanese Theatre (2006), Introduction to Japanese Literature – the Ancient Period (2008), Modern Japanese Literature – the Meiji and Taisho Eras (with Alexandra Gheorghe and Irina Holca, 2013), Introduction to Classical Japanese Literature (2017), Japanese Language. Translation Theory and Specialized Terminologies (2017), and translations of Japanese poetry, editor and translator of Japanese Comic Stories (2017).