Hello, Konnichiwa! My name is Shusaku and I am a native Japanese and English speaker, born and raised in the U.S. I grew up attending both the American school and the Saturday Japanese school, speaking both languages on a daily basis. After graduating high school, I moved to Japan to pursue my education in Tokyo. While I was in Japan, I taught foreign exchange students and returnee students Japanese, as well as some business manners and business Japanese. Currently, I moved back near my hometown, where I continue to teach online, translate, and interpret Japanese and English. Learning a language is not just about memorization. It’s about learning the culture and embracing the history. Whatever that got you into learning Japanese, let’s embrace it. Whether you are interested in the Japanese language itself, history, food, fashion, traveling, anime, manga, video game, or music, let’s dive-in to the culture while learning the language. We can bring up the topic of your interest in the sample sentences, so one day, you can learn to freely talk about what you like with a native Japanese speaker and enjoy the original content written, spoken, or sung in Japanese. I am very happy that you are here, and I can’t wait to share this great experience with you.