"Konnichiwa! I am new to Alabama. I am originally from Mississippi, but I spent seven years in Japan teaching EFL, doing research in EFL, and interpreting/translating. For the past four years, I have worked at a Japanese company. There I served as an interpreter/translator, liason for Japanese nationals, and finally as a Purchasing and Sales Specialist responsible for coordination between customers and the parent company in Japan. I still work as a freelance interpreter/translator and consultant "