Japanese Mommy & Me

Michiko Shinagawa Born and raised in Akita, Japan, Michiko graduated from prestigious Waseda University, where she majored in law. She later came to the US and found her passion in teaching children. She has studied child education at City College of San Francisco. She currently teaches at a preschool, as well as at Nihongo Hoshuko, a Japanese school supported by the Japanese government. She is also a member of a volunteer Japanese puppet show troupe called Poponta. Michiko is a proud mom who pours her passion into Japanese education for children.

 

Naoko Miyazaki: Born and raised in Mie, Japan, Naoko studied English literature and education at prestigious Tsuda College. She further studied linguistics and Japanese language education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds an M.A. degree. While at college, Naoko taught English and Japanese to many students. Upon graduation, Naoko worked in software development, marketing, software localization, translation, and interpretation at various computer software companies, both large and small, in Japan and in the US. She has been involved in several successful start-ups in Silicon Valley. She currently teaches at Nihongo Hoshuko, a Japanese school supported by the Japanese government. She also writes a monthly essay on tips on raising bilingual children on J Weekly, one of the largest Japanese papers in the SF bay area. Naoko is a proud mom, with a passion for raising bilingual children.

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