I have taught English (ESL) in Japan for 27 years. I am American but have lived in Japan for that long. I served as editor, college instructor, Head of English Reading Research, seminar teacher of teachers, and official English grammarian and FAQ Man for the Speed Reading Systems Division of KUMON at its World Headquarters, Ichigaya, Japan. I worked for them for ten years. I was also Assistant Dean of Faculty and Materials at Thinking in English (TIE) Schools in Japan. I have mostly taught in the Tokyo metropolitan area.