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Fluent in English, Japanese and French, I am a specialist in languages with the experience of working
in polylingual businesses, teaching languages and taking part in translation work. My life so far has been a
constant switching of languages - for that matter between those that are utterly disparate by nature – and has
therefore been an exhaustive exploration of communicative dispositions across cultures. I was raised in a
bilingual, multi-ethnic family in Tokyo and then immersed myself in intensive French lessons through the ages
of 6 to 18. By my teenage years when I was teaching English to Japanese children, the workings of languages
at the most fundamental levels felt so familiar to me such that I had no problem preparing class material for
students of any age and level. Whilst studying at Goldsmiths University in London, I helped Japanese artists by
to translate any English in their works whilst being mindful of how their work may be interpreted, and whilst
working in the live music business as an agent, I corresponded with promoters in their local languages to plan
concerts in their territories.