Since 1997, Ms. Yumi Ohashi has been teaching Japanese in Japan and the U.S.A at many levels: from Middle School to Undergraduate College levels, business Japanese, and The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). She graduated from Musashino Art University with her bachelor’s degree in “Nihon-ga (Japanese traditional painting)’. Then, she went on to graduate from the Japanese Language Institute where she acquired a Japanese teaching license. She also earned a Masters Degree in TESOL from Columbia University. She is a native Japanese who has worked in Japanese corporations for a decade, and enjoys being an ambassador of Japanese culture, from Manga to business manners. Her interests, besides Nihonga, are travelling, playing golf, watching tennis and movies.