Hello, konnichiwa! I was born and raised in Kobe, Japan and got bachelor’s degree in English and American Languages. I have been teaching Japanese for over 5 years in the US and have taught at elementary, middle and high schools in NY. I used to live in England and Bermuda. I have also traveled a lot in Europe, where I met many people and had the opportunity to be asked about Japanese culture. I have always been interested in languages, as I majored in English and American languages at university, but every time I talk about Japanese history and culture, I realize that language and culture are inseparable. I believe that by learning Japanese language and culture, you will gain new insights and values that will help you lead a richer life. I look forward to seeing you soon!