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Ami Sensei

Ami Sensei

Ami Sensei has lived in various countries in Asia but is originally a native of Osaka, Japan. Her education was in English but grew up talking Japanese at home, listening to J-Pop, watching classic anime and Japanese TV shows.

Not only is she a linguist and professional voice actor but also a singer-songwriter and music teacher. She brings her skills as a linguist and international traveler to Learn Japanese Pod as our very own Japanese Sensei.

She appears on the podcast giving her insight into culture and how to speak fluent, natural Japanese just like a native.

You can hear Ami’s music here! You can follow her on social media using the links below:

Ami’s social media: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter


Alex of Learn Japanese Pod

Alex was interested in music, language and travel from an early age. He studied music and Japanese at London University and spent a year at International Christian University in Tokyo studying Japanese intensively…roughly a million years ago before YouTube, Twitter and useful iPhone apps. After going through countless textbooks and struggling with the language, Alex decided to show the world how terrible his Japanese really was and started the Learn Japanese Pod podcast back in 2007 in Osaka.

More than 10 years later, Learn Japanese Pod is going strong. What started as a hobby has turned into full time passion.

Alex loves helping people study Japanese more effectively and avoid the mistakes he made. Alex humbly bows in the direction of his listeners and the friends he has made through the podcast.

Alex’s Social Media: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter


Asuka of Learn Japanese Pod

Asuka is a native of Japan but grew up traveling the world. Apart from native level Japanese and English, she can also speak French and Spanish so she is a top level linguist and has a black belt in being a great communicator. In fact, she usually shows Alex up even in English!

On the podcast Asuka gives fascinating explanations into the intricacies of natural native Japanese. She is also a professional radio announcer and salsa teacher, so multi-talented is her middle name.

She spends her time traveling between the States and Japan on business but we all know she’s enjoying it too! Asuka is usually pestered on a regular basis to hang out with Alex and record new podcasts. You can find Asuka on twitter here. Check out her personal blog in Japanese here.