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Japanese-English Translator/Interpreter, Guide, Language lesson instructor, Coordinator

Feelings that Want to be Conveyed Connect the World

Shudo Aki is a certified Kumamoto City regional interpreter and guide, as well as a certified regional concierge, domestic travel manager, and Japanese-English translator and interpreter. Additionally, he holds expertise as a language lesson instructor.

Born in Fukuoka and raised in Kumamoto, Shudo graduated from Kyushu Women's Junior College with a major in English. Following graduation, he spent two years studying international communication in Canada. Subsequently, he moved to the United States, specifically New York, where he worked in the service industry for 12 years. During this time, he honed his English communication skills and developed a strong sense of hospitality.

In 2011, Shudo returned to Japan, leveraging his English proficiency (TOEIC score of 910) to work as an English conversation instructor. Later, he took on industrial translation tasks primarily in a major semiconductor manufacturing equipment company.

With a passion for travel both domestically and internationally, Shudo embarked on a six-month backpacking journey through Southeast Asia, visiting countries such as Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, and Nepal. Recognizing the beauty of connecting with people across borders, he aspires to convey the charm of Japan to foreign travelers as an interpreter. Currently, he is actively involved in developing services to promote internationalization and attract inbound visitors to his hometown, Kumamoto.

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