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City / Country of origin: Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Mother language: English

Spoken languages: Japanese


Hello! My name is Eric and I'm an American PhD student at Doshisha University. Before becoming a doctoral candidate, I was an English teacher at a private high school for 3 years. I also got my Master's degree in Japan (Kyoto) and have been here for almost 7 years. In addition to English, I have a passion for social studies, especially history. My PhD dissertation is on Native American trans-Pacific history. I have also played bass guitar for 15 years and have two adorable cats living in my kyomachiya house.


B.A. Global and International Studies, Double Minors in Japanese Language and Asian Studies, Western Michigan University, 2011
M.A. International Relations, Ritsumeikan University, 2013


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I have experience teaching TOEFL, TOEIC, as well other other internationally recognized test courses.

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