JLMI Team

The instructors at JLMI are all bilingual professionals who have years of experience in the media industry who have a love for language, teaching, and everything Japanese pop culture!

I believe it's important to enjoy yourself when learning a language, and Japan is home to a lot of amazing, creative media content that can make learning Japanese fun!
I believe it’s important to enjoy yourself when learning a language, and Japan is home to a lot of amazing, creative media content that can make learning Japanese fun!

Nami Asakawa

Chief project planner at JVTA. At JLMI, Asakawa teaches the voice acting and J-pop karaoke workshops, bringing her love of Japanese anime and music to class.

JLMI provides so many unique learning experiences that you won't find anywhere else - I look forward to having you in our classes and workshops!
JLMI provides so many unique learning experiences that you won’t find anywhere else – I look forward to having you in our classes and workshops!

Kiyotake Ishii

Chief Director in the Global Communication Support at JVTA. Ishii is a veteran instructor and teaches several workshops at JLMI, including the voice acting and videomaking classes.

If you've ever thought about using pop culture to study Japanese, you're in the right place. Learn with us in our fun and unique workshops and classes!
If you’ve ever thought about using pop culture to study Japanese, you’re in the right place. Learn with us in our fun and unique workshops and classes!

Jessi Nuss

Translation Director. Jessi oversees the Japanese-to-English media translation course, which she also teaches classes in. She puts this teaching experience to use in teaching subtitle translation workshops at JLMI.