GATEWAY へ ようこそ
WELCOME TO GATEWAY
Japanese Language & Culture
The trademark of Gateway is “Torii” which is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of a Shinto shrine.
It marks the transition from this world to the sacred world. As the gate offers you an entrance to a different world, it is our aim to create a doorway to Japanese language and culture and to be the guide to this new world, helping you to start walking by yourself.
We want you to experience and enjoy a deeper understanding of Japanese language and culture.
– Hisami Kimura, founder of Gateway Japanese
I usually introduce myself as a Japanese language (and culture) coach / consultant, not a teacher. Because I think I cannot really “teach” language (or/and culture).
We are offering various types of presentations and workshops to individuals and institutions who are interested in learning about Japanese culture, history, society, and people.
Hisami is a true professional with a most charming and captivating personality. Her profound knowledge of Japanese culture & language she brings across with admirable sensitivity and care. Hisami has given students of the University of Twente a workshop on Japanese culture & language within our skills lab. We are looking forward to continuing our working relationship with her.
- Katja Hunfeld, Head of Department
TCP Language Centre, University of Twente
Mrs. Hisami Kimura-Burnside is an excellent teacher with lots of innovative ideas in teaching Japanese to her students. Her patience with her students is admirable. I have had the privilege to receive Japanese lectures from her. I highly recommend Mrs. Kimura-Burnside to everyone who wants to learn Japanese language and know more about Japanese culture.
- Dr. Samuel Lee
president Foundation Academy of Amsterdam