Interview with Rumy Joshi from Fujiwara Japanese Consultant

Rumy Joshi is a Japanese language teacher as well as a consultant for doing business in Japan. Ms. Rumy Joshi is founder of Fujiwara Japanese Consultant . She is born and brought up in Japan . She was born in Osaka and raised in Kobe and therefore acquainted to Local Japanese Culture and lifestyle and speaks fluent Japanese just like a native speaker . She along with Mr. Mahesh Joshi has also interpreted for our Honorable Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi at Vibrant Gujrat 5th Global Summit in 2011. She has successfully trained over 1500 students in Mumbai including Corporate Employees , Conducts Japan Educational and Culture Tours and organizes Japan related Seminars and Events.

Without a further do, let’s hear from her.

Konnichiwa Rumy San. Youkoso!

I am very curious about your institute and your work. Please tell share something about that with us!

Konnichiwa. Sure! Main objective of Fujiwara Japanese Consultant is to provide Japanese language assistance through Japanese interpretation and translations, Japanese language Trainings , Conduct Japan Educational and Culture Tours and also conduct various Japanese related Events and Seminars , and in short to become a bridge between Japan and India and to bring Japan -India Closer. We want to promote Unique culture of Japan in India . Watashi tachi ni Makashite kudasai !!!

Japanese teaching in India. Why? Any particular reason or motivation?

Japan and India have always been connected with each other since centuries. I was born and brought up in Japan. I have lived my life in the Japanese way. And yet, my heart belongs to India. I have a dream to strengthen the lovely ties between India and Japan, and I am destined to do it through my services of language teaching, interpretation and consultancy. More recently, Indians have started loving Japanese pop culture, mostly through Anime, Cartoons like Doraemon and Shinchan, and more recently, Japanese dramas and Jpop. On the other side, Japanese people have also started embracing Indian culture items, such as Indian food, dress, and obviously – Bollywood! And I am here to deepen this relationship.

By whom are you inspired by?

My main source of inspiration is my dad and my late mom. I admire the hard work both of them did. I want to take their legacy forward.

How is the Joshi family a fine blend of Indian ethnicity with Japanese origins?

We have been embraced by the Japanese society ever since my dad went to Japan for the first time. Mr. Mahesh Joshi and his late wife Mrs. Neelam Joshi had gone to Tenri University Nara city Japan as Culture Exchange students 33 years ago. They not only graduated from Tenri university specializing in Japanese language but lived and worked in Japan since last 33 years . In fact, they were the First Indian Couple to marry in Japanese Wedding style San San Kudo and their Article was also published in Japanese Newspaper at that time . Mr Mahesh Joshi and his wife is not only Graduate of Tenri university from Nara city Japan specializing in Japanese language but Only Indian Person in the entire India who has a Motor Mechanical Certificate from Japan and Japanese license to open a garage in Japan.

What is the best way to learn Japanese?

I would say, no book can ever teach you any language, let alone Japanese. The only way one can be fluent in Japanese is by ‘immersing’ yourself into the ocean of Japanese. In our classes, I recommend that alongside bookish lessons, watch plenty of anime and Jdramas, listen and sing a lot of Jpop songs, read a lot of manga. That way, you will become someone who can develop a native like accent, hard to differentiate from foreigners!

Arigatou gozaimasu Rumy san! Thank you for sparing some time for this interview, and I hope your dream of connecting two major societies of the world will definitely come true! Ganbatte!

Kochirakoso arigatou gozaimasu Deep san for giving me this wonderful opportunity. I want to say ganbatte to all the Japanese language learners, and surely visit our classes after this covid crisis get over! Also, I hope for the safety for you and your family and let us work together in future!

Ja, matane!

Hai, matane!

Deep

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