Konnichiwa! (Hello!) Akiko was born and raised in Kyoto, Japan. After living in Hawaii for 10 years, she finally moved to Central Oregon! She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and a Teacher Certificate of English as a Foreign Language. Akiko has experience teaching English as a second language in Junior High School in Japan, as well as Japanese as a second language in High School, and Japanese Saturday School in the U.S. She was also in charge of handling the J-1/F-1 visa program as Coordinator and Recruiter when she worked for the visa support company.
Akiko enjoys the outdoors in Oregon and ATV trail riding is her new hobby! She will try to go skiing this winter.
This is her second year at BCA and she is really excited to start her extracurricular Japanese class.