I was born and grew up in Tokyo, Japan.
I majored in Eastern Asian History at Sophia University in Tokyo.
After I got married I lived in Canberra, Australia for three years. I moved to Minnesota in 1989.
I taught Japanese and Japanese Literature for high school students at Minnesota Japanese School.
I moved to New Haven, Connecticut in 2004. I love nature, gardening, and spending time with kids. I also love to learn new languages.