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Naoko Smith
Works at Seijo University
Attended Purdue University
Lives in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
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With Robin, the super star!
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Found this on my phone. It was when I was trying to take the pic of the super moon last month, from the hotel room in Berlin. Didn't look back until now but this turned out to be kinda nice, like an actual drawing. 
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My bible here : "Berlin Guidebook" by Masato Nakamura So I'm in a hotel room in Berlin, watching local news on TV, munching on chips, drinking grape juice and trying to write a digest of my stay so far. Mike and I decided to ...
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BEFORE THE SUMMER EVENING RAIN SHOWER   Stretching out on a chair like a dog and smelling the air of the summer The sound of the harpsichord, which enchanted me so much only a moment ago, Began to seem like some outrageous t...
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Love Love  It's easy to say Love  Not too difficult to write either Love  We all know the feeling Love  It is to like someone until you grow sad Love  You always want them to be near Love  You wish them to live forever Lov...
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今年4月より、世田谷区にある成城大学で日本語上級クラスを教えさせてもらえることになり、先月末、無事前期の授業を終えることができた。前期と言っても、昨年9月から成城で学んで来た交換留学生にとってはこの学期をもって成城での一年が終わることになる。私はこれまでアメリカの大学院で3年、そしてミドルベリー大学の夏期日本語学校で教えた経験しかなく、日本で学ぶ学生、しかも上級レベルを教えるのは初めてとあって、最初は七転八倒の日々...。それでも学生達はそんな未...
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Recently, we talked about how Japanese, while a tough language to learn, isn’t quite as difficult as some horror stories make it out to be. Still, if English is your native language, certain Japanese grammar rules, like saying “wa” and “o” to mark the subject and object of your sentences, can seem like a major hass ...
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Independent writer/translator/Japanese teacher in Tokyo
Introduction
Bragging rights
my husband is a professional gardener. 夫は庭師です。
Education
  • Purdue University
    Foreign Language & Literatures, 2010 - 2013
  • Arkansas Tech University
    Int'l Studies & Music, 2000 - 2003
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Looking for
Friends, Networking
Relationship
Married
Other names
Ishikura
Work
Occupation
Adjunct Lecturer of Japanese
Skills
Teaching, Translating Japanese-English & E-J
Employment
  • Seijo University
    Lecturer, 2014 - present
  • Aisin Seiki Co.
    Purchasing, 2003 - 2008
  • World Wide Web Consortium
    Admin Staff, 2009 - 2010
  • Purdue University
    Teaching Assistant, 2010 - 2013
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Previously
West Lafayette, Indiana - Shonandai, Fujisawa - London, Kentucky - Russellville, Arkansas - Setagaya-ku, Tokyo - Himeji, Hyogo - Matsumoto, Nagano