Japanese Translation Review Team

 Shigeto Negi

Name: Sachiko Morikawa

District: 14

Primary Club: Crescent Lunch Toastmasters Club

Year joined: 2011

Highest position held: Area Director

Education awards earned: DTM

What is your area of expertise? Education, translation, and interpretation

How does your professional experience relate to your role as Chief Reviewer?
I teach Japanese people English, and I also teach Japanese as a foreign language. My goal is to help my students feel more comfortable communicating with people from different backgrounds and speaking in public. In addition, I'm a Japanese-English interpreter and translator. I also work as a workshop lecturer for global leadership and a facilitator for cross-cultural exchange programs. To improve my professional skills, I always explore how different languages, cultures, and mindsets influence us, which I believe helps me enhance the quality of Toastmasters' translated materials.

What do you like most about being a translation reviewer?
Reading Toastmasters Pathways helps me to see my life from different perspectives, find solutions to problems, and overcome self-doubt. It inspires me to get out of my comfort zone and enjoy unlimited self-growth. Furthermore, it enables me to improve my ability to help my students and my proteges both learn and give public speeches and foster their global leadership and communication skills. Likewise, I believe my effort as a translation reviewer helps many people maximize their potential and live life to the fullest.

Lead Reviewers

Yukiko Nakashima

Yukiko Nakashima
"I would be very happy to support the Chief reviewer and help improve the quality of Toastmaster materials for a great many Toastmasters in Japan. I'm sure that to work as a lead reviewer will give me a better understanding of our goals."

Nampei Shinjo

Nampei Shinjo
"Being a part of the Japanese Review Team has been another great aspect of my Toastmasters journey. Unlike a public speech or a presentation, I cannot see the reaction of audiences or readers to our work. So, carefully thinking about the details of each material and choosing the words and sentences from my toolbox always make me think a bit more. I believe this naturally assists me in becoming a better communicator."

District Name Location Primary Club Year joined Highest position Held Education awards
76 Fumiko Mizukami
Japan One-World Toastmasters Club
2011 Area Director
Junko Moribe Japan Yokohama Hiyoshi Toastmasters Club 2018
Club President
76 Lily Sakamoto Japan Hiroshima Phoenix Toastmasters Club 2008
Club President EC3, ACS, ALB
76 Nampei Shinjo Japan Nihonbashi Century Toastmasters Club 2018
Club President IP5
76 Nobuhiro Mitsuoka USA Crescent Lunch Toastmasters Club
2011 Club President
76 Shigeto Negi
Japan Tsukuba Toastmasters Club
Division Director
76 Yuki Strube
USA Crescent Lunch Toastmasters Club
76 Yukiko Nakashima
Japan Oita Toastmasters Club
Division Director