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Kate Elwood
Facilitator - Tokyo, Japan

Kate Elwood studied at Bryn Mawr College and the University of Pennsylvania, and received her B.A. in Social Science from International Christian University in Tokyo. She also holds a Master's Degree in the Teaching of English as a Second Language from Columbia University Teacher's College (where she received the Fanselow TESOL Award). Kate's professional experience includes working at the International Division of Nissan Motor Company in Tokyo, and at the Japan Economic Journal as a writer and editor. She has also taught English at various institutions, and has worked as a presenter, guest, editing supervisor and interviewer for various NHK educational radio and television programs. She is currently a Professor in the School of Commerce at Waseda University’s Department of Political Science and Economics. Kate is the author of three books in Japanese: Keyword Listening, 200 Essential Colloquial American Expressions, and STEP-UP Listening TOEIC TEST ; and three in English: Getting Along with the Japanese, Takes and Mistakes: Twelve Short Tales of Life, Language and Culture in Japan and America, and The Way to Effective Writing. She is also a frequent contributor to various educational texts published by NHK and writes articles and columns for other publications. She stayed in Ireland for academic research from 2008 to 2009.

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