The JASC would like to congratulate Kimiko Nakamura, Japanese Language Instructor, Japan America Society of Chicago, for receiving both the Japan America Society of Chicago Adlai E. Stevenson Lifetime Service & Achievement Award & Consul-General Commendation for her longtime support of Japanese language education. Awards were presented on July 9, 2016 at the Society’s 86th Anniversary Celebratory Dinner.
Quotes from Students:
“I love foreign languages and have had many teachers over the year. Hands down Nakamura sensei is the best! She is patient and funny. One of her gifts is that she knows how to put students at ease and to take away the stage fright.”
-Man Yi Lee (Beginning Level 3)
“Sensei (Mrs. Nakamura) is a treasure for the city of Chicago. We should feel really lucky and happy about having her in Chicago, not in New York or Los Angeles. She is absolutely extraordinary in any aspect, whole-heartedly dedicated to her job and always energetic and inspiring. Wait, the best thing is yet to come: she is so funny and joyful that she will make you smile and laugh all the time through her graceful sense of humor, while you are still practicing and speaking in Japanese. Quite exquisite isn’t it?”
-Yo Yo Kim (Conversational Level 2)