I am a graduate of Nihon University College of Art in Japan and I majored in film. I've done a lot of TV/video works in Japan as a director/producer and visited about 15 countries throughout my career. It was interesting to meet different cultures in those places. I moved to the U.S.A. 8 years ago (I lived in Illinois first and moved to NYC 6 years ago.) and while working as a TV/video director, I started teaching Japanese, mainly conversation. I taught some learners by one-to-one in-person in Illinois and have taught in classes both in-person and online in NYC. I'm glad to help people who are interested in Japan and Japanese. The goal and purpose depend on each person, so I try my best to adjust lessons to each person's needs.