I learned Japanese myself and spent nearly 20 years in Japan using it in my private and business life. I am Japan Foundation Level 1 certified (highest level) and have a masters degree in business with a concentration in Japanese language and culture. Japanese people tell me my accent is perfect. Let me help you learn the basics, polish up on what you already know, memorize the Japanese alphabets, or navigate the amazing world of honorifics. I can also help you prepare for a visit or life ... [more]
I am Level 1 certified in the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test administered by the Japan Foundation and JEES. I received the Institute for International Studies and Training Japan Studies Scholarship to study business, language, and culture in Japan, and lived and worked in Japan for 16 years, raising a family with my Japanese wife in the process. I have an advanced degree in international business with a concentration in Japanese language and culture, and was a coach for Japanese businessmen as a UMASS Executive Education lecturer.