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My name is Akiya, and I was born in Nagano, Japan, moved to America when I was 2, and have been travelling back and forth ever since.  Received a BA from Connecticut College in New London (not UCONN!), and after a year of substitute teaching decided to move out to Japan, finding myself doing various oddjobs but mostly focusing on teaching English.

My goal here on Hubpages is to publish content regarding all aspects of Japan, but mainly topics related to the Japanese language.  I'm accepting any questions on Japan and will answer them in the form of a Hub.  By doing this, I hope to create a constantly evolving and very insightful collection of Hubs on my home away from home.