Our Teachers

Learn authentic Japanese from native Japanese speakers!

Ms.Asami O

​沖 麻実​

Oki Asami (Teacher)

Place of Birth: Yamaguchi Prefecture    

Residency in HK: 1 Year~

Language: Japanese, English

Specializations in JLT:  Conversation, Sentence Structure Correction, Provision of Interesting Lessons through Games, Activities, Exchange Diary etc.

Hobbies: Yoga, DIY Miniatures, Temple Visit, Traveling Abroad, Calligraphy, Music

Personalities: Curious, Hard Working, Sympathetic

Qualification(s):
  • TOEIC 850
  • EIKEN Grade Pre-1

Teaching Tactics: Complying with students’ requests and providing intriguing lessons to maintain your motivation of learning

A Word to Students: Passion and Continuality are most important to learning, let’s enjoy learning Japanese together!

​荻島 寛子​

Ogishima Hiroko (Teacher)

Place of Birth: Tokyo

Residency in HK: 15 Years~

Language: Japanese, English

Specializations in JLT:  Pronunciation, Recitation (Read Aloud), Self-expression, Business Conversation (Etiquette, Documents, Emails), Japanese Language Acquisition for Children

Hobbies: Workout, Dancing, Traveling, Driving for Fun, Beauty, Music

Personalities: Passionate, Strong-willed, Innocent

Qualification(s):
  • License of Vessels
  • Beautician License
  • 420 Hours of Japanese Language Teacher Training Course Completed

Teaching Tactics: Maintain students’ motivation through an optimistic and proactive approach.

A Word to Students: Don’t be constrained by grammar only! First, try to use the vocabularies and sentences you have learned.

Ms.Emi S

Saito Emi (Teacher)

Place of Birth: Tokyo

Residency in HK: 9.5 Years~

Language: Japanese, English, Mandarin, French, Italian

Specializations in JLT:  Pronunciation, Recitation (Read Aloud), Context Explanation in English, Passage Explanation

Hobbies: Reading, Singing

Personalities: Friendly, Sincere, Truthful

Qualification(s):
  • TOEIC 935
  • HSK Level VI

Teaching Tactics: Cater to the needs of students and focus on bringing the knowledge in textbooks to real life use.

A Word to Students: My teaching fully adapts to your needs and capabilities, and I will fully support you through your journey of acquiring Japanese language proficiency, from where we accumulate knowledge and experience, bit by bit.

谷中 智里

Yanaka Chisato (Teacher)

Place of Birth: Saitama Prefecture

Residency in HK:

Language: Japanese, Mandarin

Specializations in JLT:  Grammar Explanation, Conversation, Composition (Writing)

Hobbies: Cooking, Strolling (Adventure), Visiting Historic Ruins

Personalities: Earnest, Patient

Qualification(s):
  • Japanese Teaching Training Program (Obtained in Japan)

Teaching Tactics: I encourage proactive output from students to enhance their ability to express Themselves. Also, I encourage the use of vocabularies that students have learned to make the best use out of their efforts.

A Word to Students: You might be troubled by not having the chance of using the vocabularies  and grammars you have learned or not understanding what native Japanese people say in Japan. But no worries! Let’s practice together and enhance your Japanese proficiency and confidence! You’ll be proud of yourself when you can finally use Japanese to express yourself freely!

笹子 和代

Sasago Kazuyo (Teacher)

Place of Birth: Toyama Prefecture    

Residency in HK: 10 Years~

Language: Japanese, English

Specializations in JLT:  Conversation, Pronunciation, Accents, Japanese for Customer Service, Early Childhood Japanese Education, Japanese Cultures

Hobbies: Eating, Early Childhood Education, Traveling

Personalities: Easygoing, Sociable, Optimistic

Qualification(s):
  • TOEIC 940
  • Lecturer of Ceramic Painting

Teaching Tactics: Having fun is first priority and yet, no compromise on accuracy. I will make my students speak actually usable Japanese naturally.

A Word to Students: I was once a radio broadcaster  in Japan, and I am confident in teaching you the standard Japanese pronunciation. I also make my lessons fun with bringing up topics like Japanese cultures, history, latest trends and traditional tales.

宮永 篤子

Miyanaga Atsuko(Teacher)

Place of Birth: Saitama Prefecture

Residency in HK: 11 Years~

Language: Japanese, English

Specializations in JLT:  Conversation, Business Japanese (Workplace, Phone Call etc.), Keigo (Honorific Speech)

Hobbies: Hiking, Cycling, Watching Taiga Drama, Reading

Personalities: Good Listener

Qualification(s):
  • TOEIC 905

Teaching Tactics: Creating a relaxed, stress-free environment for students to freely speak Japanese

A Word to Students: Please tell me what your interests are and don’t be afraid of making mistake. Speak as much as you can during lessons!

和泉 光

Izumi Hikaru(Teacher)

Place of Birth: Aichi Prefecture

Residency in HK: 0.5 Year~

Language: Japanese, English

Specializations in JLT:  Conversation in Manga and Animation, Modern Japanese Conversation

Hobbies: Dessert Making, Café Hop, Sports, Photography, Manga, Music

Personalities: Curious

Qualification(s):
  • Desert/Pastry Chef

Teaching Tactics: Make students understand more about Japan while enjoying learning Japanese

A Word to Students: I’m interested in Japanese manga, animation and latest trends in Japan, so if you have common interests with me, you can improve your Japanese proficiency by sharing your thoughts with me! It’ll be fun!

Ms.Yuki T

陳 由希

Tan Yuki(Teacher)

Place of Birth: Tokyo

Residency in HK: 16 Years~

Language: Japanese, English

Specializations in JLT:  Daily Conversation

Hobbies: Piano, Volleyball, Dessert Making, Strolling

Personalities: Gentle, Calm

Qualification(s):
  • Mental Health Social Worker
  • P.E.T. (Parent Effectiveness Training) 
  • Property Officer

Teaching Tactics: Getting to know about your strengths and weaknesses, I will be teaching you with a polite and easygoing approach. My teaching focuses on effective communication. 

A Word to Students: Persistency and Consistency are keys to success. I’ll make sure you’re motivated and let’s enjoy learning Japanese together!

Ms.Chizuru F

藤嵜 千鶴

Fujisaki Chizuru (Teacher)

Place of Birth: Osaka

Residency in HK: 4 Years~

Language: Japanese, English, Cantonese

Specializations in JLT:  Daily Conversation, Business Japanese, Conversation for Traveling, Conversation for Hobbies

Hobbies: Reading, Strolling, Photography

Personalities: Curious

Qualification(s):
  • EIKEN Grade 1
  • Driver License

Teaching Tactics: Provide stress-free lessons to students

A Word to Students: I’m from Osaka and therefore I’m very fluent in Osaka dialect (Kansai-ben). But please be reassured! I do speak standard Japanese at the same time. I’m also learning Cantonese to fully enjoy Hong Kong. It is going to be much more fun if there are more exchange among Hong Kong and Japanese people, and as a Japanese living in Hong Kong, I’ll be more than happy to assist you in your journey of learning Japanese!

Ms.Yoko O

小川 洋子

Ogawa Yoko (Teacher)

Place of Birth: Chiba Prefecture

Residency in HK: 6 Years~

Language: Japanese, English

Specializations in JLT:  Daily Conversation, Pronunciation

Hobbies: Travel, Excursion, Taichi, Dancing, Movie

Personalities: Curious, Optimistic, Gentle

Qualification(s):
  • Certificate in Head Massage (Grade 1)
  • Beautician License

Teaching Tactics: Provide fun and easily understandable lessons

A Word to Students: My goal is to make you more interested in Japan and its language, so let’s learn together! I love Hong Kong!

Ms.Yumi T

Taga Yumi (Teacher)

Place of Birth: Wakayama Prefecture (Raised in Kochi Prefecture for 12 years)

Residency in HK: 25 Years~

Language: Japanese, English, Cantonese, French, Mandarin

Specializations in JLT:  Conversation, Pronunciation, Listening, Comprehension (Reading), Grammar, Business Japanese

Hobbies: Pipe Dance, Reiki Treatment

Personalities: Optimistic

Qualification(s):
  • Reiki Master
  • Kart Driver License
  • Diving License
  • Pass in DEF (France) Intermediate
  • Master in Applied Linguistics
  • Teaching Experience in USA (Junior High School)
  • Teaching Experience in HK (University Level, Business Japanese and Pronunciation)

Teaching Tactics: Student-oriented, focus on listening and speaking

A Word to Students: Let’s learn according to our own pace and have fun learning!

日田 永輝​

Hida Nagateru (Teacher)

Place of Birth: Fukuoka Prefecture

Residency in HK: 3 Years~

Language: Japanese, English, Cantonese

Specializations in JLT:  Grammar, Word Origin Explanation, Modern Japanese Conversation

Hobbies: Reading, Arts Appreciation, Basketball, Snowboarding, Karaoke

Personalities: Calm, Warm

Qualification(s):
  • Permanent Hong Kong Resident
  • Driving License (Japan)

Teaching Tactics: Practicality, Learning Efficiency

A Word to Students: Though I was born and raised in Fukuoka, my mother is from Hong Kong, thus I am not totally unfamiliar with Cantonese daily conversation. I also talk about trending Japanese phrases that won’t appear in JLPT, which could be interesting for students who want to dig deeper to understand more about Japan.

Cox Junko (Teacher)

Place of Birth: Gunma Prefecture

Residency in HK: 5 Years~

Language: Japanese, English

Specializations in JLT:  Conversation, Mock Interview for Application to Japanese Companies, Advanced Japanese, Keigo (Honorific Speech)

Hobbies: Tennis, Swimming, Karate, Reading

Personalities: Eloquent, Sociable, Optimistic, Fun

Qualification(s):
  • ORACLE MASTER Platinum
  • IELTS 7.5

Teaching Tactics: Focus holistically on all Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, especially for Speaking and Listening. Apart from grammar accuracy, I value the importance of “getting used to” using Japanese.

A Word to Students: Don’t fear of making mistakes! Let’s talk about your favorite Japanese cultures, places to travel to, food, TV shows etc.!

高橋 あけみ

Takahashi Akemi (Teacher)

Place of Birth: Chiba Prefecture

Residency in HK: 25 Years~

Language: Japanese, English, Cantonese, Mandarin

Specializations in JLT:  Explaining Japanese Grammar in Cantonese/English

Hobbies: Japanese Dance

Personalities: Optimistic, Cheerful, Sincere, Passionate, Patient

Qualification(s):
  • Member of the Japan Society of Dressers
  • Professional Qualification for Dressing Skill
  • Level 1 lecturer of Japanese social etiquette Japan OJT Instructor Association professional qualification
  • The Japanese dance is fascinated by Yanagi, etc.

Teaching Tactics: Provide lessons full of laughters and fun!

A Word to Students: Let’s enjoy learning Japanese in a relaxed manner!