||George Trombley Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org
George co-authored the Japanese From Zero! book
series and designed the interface for the online lessons.
George lived in Japan for 9 years and now resides in Las Vegas, Nevada where he teaches
Japanese at Japanese
Classes by TTI and interprets Japanese for many large corporations on a sub-contractor
basis. George also designed the TTI and
||Yukari Takenaka email@example.com
Yukari is the main voice for the Online Lessons. She teaches Japanese at Japanese
Classes by TTI and co-authored the Japanese From Zero! book series. Yukari was
originally just a tourist visiting Las Vegas when she met George. They were married
in 1995. Yukari was a dental hygienist for 10 years before moving to America.
Yukari has degrees in Japanese calligraphy, studied Ikebana for
2 years and Kendo
(sword fighting) for 3 years.
Keiko is new to YesJapan.com. She originally just started
visiting our live classes in Las Vegas and eventually we came up
with the George & Keiko Online Japanese Topics Show and
then I realized the potential of Keiko. As I write the
section, she is recording sounds for missing sounds in Course 2
and 3. Her voice is really great and you will hear it in
many portions of Course 4 and 5.
Pawel, currently hanging out in Level 5 classes at Japanese Classes by YesJapan, is a college student
majoring in Asian Studies and Information Systems. He wrote the
script for the
NihonGO! Talking Dictionary and even named it. Pawel worked on all of the
tools for YesJapan.com and every now and then helps with the
hard programming issues or big server problems. Without Pawel's programming skills and
innovative ideas, YesJapan.com would not have been possible.
We highly recommend Pawel's
programming / design work.
Pawel's Current / Prior
(YesJapan penpal site project)
(YesJapan Japanese Music Site)
Jlist.com (huge site that
sells Japanese things run by Peter Payne)
You can hire
Pawel for your projects here:
||Hideko Kubara firstname.lastname@example.org
You will hear Hideko's voice all throughout YesJapan.com's Lessons. Hideko works at a
Japanese tour company in Las Vegas and spent many hours recording her voice for the
Lessons. Before moving to Las Vegas, Hideko worked as a secretary in a Japanese
leasing corporation. Hideko also studied Ikebana for 3 years in Japan.
Message From Hideko
Kasahara Family (no
The newest voices to YesJapan.com. You can hear the
Kasaharas voices in Course 2 extensively.
Message from the Kasaharas
and Yoshiko Fukamachi (no e-mail
The Fukamachis' voices are all
throughout course 3 and above. Mrs. Fukamachi's voice is
excellent. She is one of the most polite speakers I
know. I have almost never heard her speak in an informal
/ rude way. Mr. Fukamachi is an Ear, Nose and Throat
doctor and they run the Fukamachi Clinic in Takasaki city,
Gunma Prefecture which is a one hour ride on the shinkansen
(bullet train) from Tokyo.
On a side note, Mr. Fukamachi
is a big car buff and has 2 super clean Ferraris in the garage
next to his clinic. Also it is interesting to note that
the Fukamachis actually own the house next to where George
and Yukari live (above) in Las Vegas. They bought it
after Yukari joked that it was available.
Nonaka (no e-mail available)
We really needed a child's voice for some of the
conversation's in Course 2 Lesson 7. So we asked Rimi's
mother if Rimi was available. Luckily Rimi was perfect
for the role and we even got her mother to say a few lines.
Rimi lives in America but both of her parents are Japanese and
it is her native language. She is the youngest official
voice used on that site at 6 years old.
Thank you Rimi chan!
Message From Rimi
||Reiji Tsugawa (no
Reiji came in contact with TTI while being a guest in Japanese Classes by YesJapan's classroom.
He currently lives in Japan but recorded his voice for Course 1 and 2.
his stay in America he studied statue design among other things at Treadway Industries in
We will definitely bring Reiji back to Las Vegas to record for Course 3 through 5.
Message From Reiji
||Yousuke Mori (no
Originally from Japan Yousuke was transferred to Las Vegas with his wife Kumiko and
old daughters Sayaka as the branch manager of ANA Hallo Tours. Mr. Mori's voice is
used near the end of Course one.
Message From Yousuke
||Kumiko Mori (no
Kumiko is was a ANA Airlines stewardess when she met Yousuke.
Kumiko is busy raising
her lovely daughter Sayaka and Manami.
Message From Kumiko
||Sayaka Mori (no
Sayaka is now 4 years old. When she was just 2 and a half years
old she insisted on leaving a message for the
students taking the online lessons.
Message From Sayaka
||Vanessa Kuroda email@example.com
Vanessa has been top of her class for the last 6 years. Her mother is the Japanese
professor at the University of Las Vegas (UNLV). Vanessa started finding mistakes on
the online lessons and for fun we made her the editor. But she has turned out to be
quite a problem finder and a valuable contributor to YesJapan.com. She finds the
hardest to find mistakes and lets us know. Pretty impressive for an 11 year
no real pic yet
but she looks just like this I bet!
Makorin lives in Okayama, Japan. She uses Computer-Assisted Instruction to
teach elementary to 9th-grade students and really knows her way around the computer.
We had Makorin create some of her original "very
cute" art for us to give the lessons more lively feel to it.
All of the characters were inspired by her work. The
current characters are remakes of her originals. If you are looking to
spruce up your personal website then visit Makorin's super cool website.
School Icons CLUB.