☆For elementary learners, I can help out totally from scratch, e.g. the Japanese alphabetical system (hiragana), very basic greetings, “survival” Japanese expressions, numbers, parts of a human body, etc. ☆As I always respect educated adults, I would rather not conduct any “repeat-after-me” type lessons unless you insist.
☆For advanced learners, I can help out with 1) writing exercises including business e-mails or essays, 2) reading exercises including news articles, and 3) pronunciation practices for better understanding about the Japanese standard accent and intonation. ☆I’m originally from Odawara, about 80 km down south-west from Tokyo.
☆I have visited more than 60 different countries across the world both on business and for pleasure. I always enjoy communicating with local people and tourists from across the globe. ☆While I have a detailed knowledge of Japanese history and geography as a licensed tour guide, I personally would rather have a life full of nature and away from the hustle and bustle in the countryside of Japan.
☆I worked for a shipping (ship-operating) company and trading companies for many years. I used very practical English and Japanese in business every day. ☆And now I can teach business e-mails in Japanese with regard to any specific situations, e.g. negotiating prices, requesting information, making an appointment, pressing for payment, etc.
☆When I was young, I worked as a professional server and a hotel worker on a contract basis at local restaurants and hotels in and around Tokyo for years. ☆I think my personality is gregarious and affable.
☆I worked on wedding receptions as an MC for nearly a year. I completed a training course for MCs beforehand, and also attended some announcing workshop programs during the same period. ☆Today, as a language professional, I usually articulate better and speak louder than regular Japanese people.