Instructor of Japanese Language and Calligraphy
Seichou Instructor Kazuko Kano is a native of Tottori, Japan. A master Japanese calligraphic artist, since 1982, Ms. Kano has been a member of the Japan Calligraphy Education Foundation (JCEF), a national organization in Japan that ranks both amateur and professional calligraphers, issues licenses to calligraphy teachers, holds national competitions, and supports the dissemination of the art of calligraphy worldwide. Ms. Kano has won numerous calligraphy awards from JCEF. She holds a B.A. in literature from Kobe Women's University, an M.A. in videographic arts from American University, a high school teaching license from the Japanese government, and is licensed by the U.S. Japanese Calligraphy Federation to assess and award promotion certificates to students who meet standard requirements. She speaks native Japanese and English.
Instructor of Japanese Language and Abacus
A native of Mie, Japan, Seichou Instructor Kiemi Watabe Langlois is a Japanese abacus expert and holds licenses to teach middle and high school from the Japanese government. A native of Mie, Japan, she is also a classically trained professional pianist and piano instructor with a BA from the Musashino Music Conservatory in Tokyo. Ms. Langlois has taught students of all ages. She speaks native Japanese and English.