Born in Shizuoka, Japan.
'My passion is to broaden the views in your life.'
My Teaching Experiences
School of Oriental & African Studies - University of London, BA in Japanese (2014-2019)
Foreign & Commonwealth Office - UK diplomats (2013-2016)
King's College London - University of London (2009-2017)
University of Sheffield - East Asian Studies, BA in Japanese (2006-2009)
My Corporate Contracts
Dentsu Group - CFO & CSO (2023-present)
SONY - IT Manager (2016-2020)
Tokyo Esque (2017-2020)
Deloitte - Japan Team (2017-2018)
Bank of Tokyo - Mitsubishi UFJ (2017-2018)
Polar Capital (2015-2016)
British Museum - Japan Team (2015)
Dentsu International - President & senior memebrs(2013-2014)
My Education Background
Leading Adult Learning - University College London (2017)
MBA in Education Management - King's College London (2011-2012)
MA in Applied Japanese Linguistics - School of Oriental & African Studies - University of London (2005-2006)
I taught English for two and half years before I decided to leave the inspiring views of Mt. Fuji to embark on a transformational journey to the United Kingdom, via South East Asia, Central Asia and Europe.
I wanted to experience local cultures, lifestyles, and behaviours, so I backpacked through these regions.
The beginning was challenging as I had to find a way of communicating with people, with whom I did not share a common language.
I continued my journey using gestures and simple phrases, and as time elapsed, I slowly absorbed the different cultures and I adjusted to the local lifestyles of the countries.
My teaching is strongly influenced by my cultural interactions in the past.
Private Lessons (Online)
I will design the lessons for your level & needs by identifying your strengthes and weaknesses.
I will adjest for your learning style to maximise your outcome.
Let's make your dreams come true!
Tuition Fees: £70 per 60 minutes before 17:00 GMT (You can chose from 30 minutes to 120 minutes.)
"I studied with Arai sensei since Oct 2016, the lessons are always well-prepared, Arai-sensei puts a lot of emphasis on communication skills in real-life scenarios. Sensei is also very good at illustrating the subtle nuances in different grammar points which are not otherwise obvious. Teaching materials are drawn from a wide variety of sources instead of a single textbook. At the same time through Arai-sensei I also gained a lot of exposure to the different aspects of Japanese culture, which reinforces my Japanese study. I would not hesitate to recommend sensei to anyone who is interested in studying Japanese."
Beginner level, VY, financial services
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