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About the teachers

Keiko Harada: Keiko has been living in Oxford since 1996. She is a highly experienced teacher of Japanese language and literature at various educational institutions in Oxford. Keiko studied English literature and obtained Master's degrees at Osaka University and Kent University (U.K.). Before moving to Oxford, she taught English language and literature at universities in Japan for more than ten years. After moving to England, she studied Comparative Literature at SOAS (London), which led to another MA. She has the qualification of Japanese teacher authorized by the Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language and administered by Japan Educational Exchanges and Services.

Yoshiko: Yoshiko is a qualified English teacher for junior and high school in Japan. She is also a qualified Japanese teacher. She has lived in the U.K. since 2006. She currently teaches primary and secondary years and non-Japanese beginner classes at Japanese school. She likes to watch musicals in her spare time.

Miyuki: Miyuki has been living in Oxford since 2010. Miyuki is a qualified Japanese teacher for Junior and High school in Japan. She is also qualified to teach Japanese as a foreign language. Miyuki teaches Key Stage 1 and 2 school level students.

Rie: Rie has been teaching Japanese in the UK since 2006, after obtaining a qualification as a Japanese teacher. Working for a range of different organisations, Rie has taught Japanese GCSE and A-level as well as evening classes for adults. At OJS Rie teaches Key Stage 2 and Non-Japanese students. She enjoys cooking.

Michiko: Michiko is a qualified English teacher for Junior and High school in Japan. She has lived in Britain since 1998. She currently teaches Non-Japanese classes. She has experience working in both private companies and schools in Japan and the UK. She likes gardening.

Fumi: Fumi is a qualified English teacher for Junior and High school in Japan. She has lived in Britain since 2004. She currently teaches early years and beginner level classes, and classes for children with no native Japanese language. She has a keen interest in web development and manages the school website.

Satoko: Satako is a qualified teacher of Japanese and Mathematics at Junior and High school in Japan. She taught Mathematics at a Japanese high school for 9 years. At OJS she currently teaches Key Stage 2 and junior high school level students. In her free time she enjoys playing sports.