Akinori (Aki) Matsumoto


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.

Japanese - Beginners