I was born in Kyoto and now live in Takarazuka City, Hyogo Prefecture. I am a lecturer at Osaka Electro-Communication University. I am also a part-time lecturer at the University of Shiga Prefecture and Kawaijuku KALS. I have a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate from the University of California, Irvine, am a psychological counselor, and have completed a 420-hour Japanese language teacher training course. I have a Master's degree in Communication Practice from the Graduate School of Global Communication Practice, Akita International University, and second Master's degree in Tourism MBA from the Graduate School of Business Administration, Kyoto University. I have four black belts in Nippon Kempo, Sports Chanbara, Shurikenjutsu, and Shogi.