Namiko Abe is a former writer for ThoughtCo, creating content for 19 years. She was born and grew up in Japan. In addition to being a native Japanese speaker, she has taught Japanese to children, high school students, and at the college level (Japanese levels I and II). She has also worked as a translator for law firms.
Namiko graduated with a degree in English Literature from Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan. She has also studied teaching Japanese as a foreign language through the NAFL Institute. She holds the rank of yon-dan (fourth degree) from the Nihon Shuji (The Japan Calligraphy Education Foundation) and is qualified to teach Japanese calligraphy.
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