My full name is Akinori Matsumoto. Usually people in New Zealand call me “Aki”. I was born in Chiba near Tokyo in Japan. I lived in Melbourne, Australia between 1987 and 1996 while I was teaching Japanese at various educational institutions, studying at Monash University and acting for TV programmes over there. I came to New Zealand in 1996 and have lived in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. I am a father of two children. I am a fully registered and qualified graduate New Zealand- teacher in Japanese and ESOL with university post graduate qualifications (including a Ph.D) in Education from Monash University in Melbourne.
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