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September 30, 2005

Love of English and Puppies

Does learning music have a positive effect on your language learning ability? Many people see a connection and the topic was addressed in the regular Making English Work column in the Daily Yomiuri today. The column "features interviews with professionals who use English in their jobs, experts and others interested in the language in the hope of offering insights into learning the language." Today's subject is 28-year old Chiemi Kyuno, who began playing the piano when she was 4. She also enjoyed singing and playing games in English from an early age and her father often used English when traveling abroad on business. During her students she had opportunities to study in the US. After graduating university, she worked in entertainment production, and managed TV personality Hikaru Nishida, who is proficient in English. She later moved to her present career, marketing in the Japanese subsidiary of the Hush Puppies shoe business.
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