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About Ako

Hi I’m Ako! I’ve been teaching Japanese for 18 years in Tokyo.
As a private tutor, I now teach Japanese at some cool companies in the IT and games industry. 

In 2013, I started using Twitter and have been sharing tips for learning Japanese there.
Thanks to my followers, I now have more than 26k followers on Twitter.

In 2019, my account was featured in The Japan Times.
“User @akokitamura shares Japanese vocabulary — sometimes tied to current events and other times just plain useful — along with quizzes to help get the brain working.”

Live Japanese Lessons and YouTube
In March 2020 I started giving live Japanese lessons using Zoom. 
I create a video of each live lesson for YouTube so that the attendees can review the lessons and people who can't join in can watch the lessons, too.
Become my ramen-patron ($10 per month) and join the lesson!

Podcasts for learners of N3-N4 Japanese.
I choose a topic for each episode and talk about it in Japanese.
I'm sharing the script of each episode with my patrons ($5+ per month).

I started live online lessons because it became difficult to have face-to-face lessons due to the current circumstances. But in the end, it made me think creatively about delivering online lessons, and now I am very excited with my new challenge!

Thank you so much for your support! Arigato!

100 - reached! patrons
When I reach 100 patrons, I will start making videos for N5-level Japanese. I will teach the lessons in Japanese.
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