I was born and raised in Osaka and graduated from the university in Kobe. (B.A.) I taught English, Japanese and social studies at a private-tutoring school in Osaka for 14 years. I started to work as a taxi driver in 2006. Since then, I have worked as a professional taxi driver and a sightseeing tour guide in Kyoto. I passed the EIKEN (test in Practical English Proficiency) Grade 1 in 2007. I passed the Kyoto Kentei (test in Knowledge of Sightseeing and Culture of Kyoto) Grade 2 in 2013. I got a National License of Guide & Interpreter (English) in 2016.