Tips and tricks on how to live gracefully as a bilingual, global citizen in a rapidly changing world

Empowering International School Students & Teachers

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Yujiro Shimogori is a balanced, bicultural individual, having lived, studied, and worked in both Japan and the United States for an equal number of years. In 2017, after teaching and conducting research in Southern California for eight years, Shimogori returned to Tokyo to establish his life-long mission, SevenSees educational center.  The main agenda of SevenSees is to foster cross-cultural relationships. Shimogori is also a former elementary school teacher in three bilingual programs in Los Angeles and Tokyo. He received his Ph.D. in Education from San Diego State University and a Ed.M in Constructive-developmental psychology from Harvard University. Concurrently Shimogori instructs college students at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies in the Global Education program.





Yujiro Shimogori as a student at International Schools (13 years)

School Location  Grades attended Attended year
Carthy Central SchoolLos AngelesKindergarten1 year
Nishimachi Int'l SchoolTokyo1-8th grades8 years
American School in JapanTokyo9-12th grades4 years





Yujiro Shimogori as a primary school teacher at three different bilingual programs (Total 11 years)


SchoolType of ProgramLocationYears employedPosition
El Marino Language SchoolJapanese Immersion ProgramLos Angeles1997-2000Grade 2-4 homeroom
Nishimachi International SchoolBilingual ProgramTokyo2000-2004Grade 3 homebase
Koka Gakuen Elementary SchoolEnglish as Second Language ProgramTokyo2005-2009Director of English Program







Yujiro Shimogori’s Cross-cultural work experience (8 cyclical years in Japan and the USA)



CountryYearsOrganization CityStatus or Position
Japan1984-1992Motoyama Life PhysicsTokyoInterpreter/ translator/ assistant to president
USA1992-2000California Institute for Human ScienceEncinitas, CACoordinating Manager
  Harvard University Cambridge, MAMaster's degree in Education
  El Marino Language SchoolLos Angeles, CAElementary school teacher
Japan2000-2009Nishimachi International SchoolTokyoElementary school teacher
  Koka Gakuen Elementary SchoolTokyoDirector of English Program
USA2009-2017San Diego State UniversitySan Diego, CAPh.D. in Bilingual Education
  California State University San MarcosSan Marcos, CALecturer, J-1 Research Scholar
Japan2017-presentSevenseesTokyoFounder & President
  Tokyo University of Foreign StudiesTokyoLecturer
  Sophia UniversityTokyo Lecturer

















Yujiro Shimogori’s Educational Background

School  Degree
Pepperdine Univeristy  B.A. Psychology
California State University San Marcos  Multiple Subject Credential
Harvard University  Ed.M. Constructive Development and Psychology
San Diego State Univeristy  Ph.D. Bilingual Education