Lecturer in Japanese
Degrees: B.A., Sophia University, Japan; M.Ed., John Carroll University
Expertise: All levels of Japanese Language, Japanese History & Culture, Early Childhood Education

Natsuko Sekine Barr was born and grew up in Tokyo, Japan.  As an undergraduate student at Sophia University, she spent a year at John Carroll University as an exchange student.  Later, she earned her M.Ed. degree from JCU.  She taught at QSI International School of Shekou in Shenzhen, China for two years.  She is currently teaching Japanese 101 courses and Japanese Calligraphy at JCU, and also teaching at Japanese Language School of Cleveland on weekends.