Jonathan Levine-Ogura

Jonathan Levine-Ogura has been living and teaching in Japan for over 20 years and has taught English at Iwate College of Nursing since 2013, and in 2015 began teaching at Iwate Medical University.  He has also taught English for a five-year nursing course curriculum at the high school level.  His main areas of interest are intercultural communication and understanding, studies in motivation and the willingness to communicate. 

Outside of the classroom Jonathan is an avid practitioner of kendo with the rank of sixth-dan, and is an active participant and instructor at the local and prefectural level.