About Jiro
Jiro has always been enthusiastic, challengeable, and eager to do the guiding for over the past 13 years up to now. Jiro graduated from a university in Japan with an MBA and has since lived and worked in Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama, New York, and London. He started his career in finance working for a bank for 25 years and English and American financial IT companies for years. This afforded him multiple opportunities to make many friends from around the world, whilst understanding various cultures much better. As a result, he decided to retire in 2009 and has become a government-licensed English interpreter & guide in Japan, with his main goal wishing to create a cross-cultural bridge between Japan and other countries. His expertise is the Edo-Tokyo Museum which specializes mainly in 17th Century Japan to the present. He enjoys exploring this interesting and diverse history of Japan with visitors but also going further afield to Tokyo, Yokohama, Hakone, Kamakura, Mt. Fuji, and Nikko and others in the Kanto district. Jiro can provide a unique insight into Japan given his upbringing and his knowledge of peculiar Japanese topics, ranging from pensions to modern, social, and cultural issues.
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