Born and raised in Vancouver and the Executive Director of MYK, Moto's ultimate goal is to help make the world a smaller place by planning and organizing meaningful educational programs for his groups that travel to Japan and Canada.
The office manager who holds the fort at MYK Canada, Kumi takes care of all travel operation including air tickets, hotels, transportation, etc..
Masami began her tourism training in Vancouver before moving to Australia where she worked as a tour guide for 3 years. Missing the beauty of Vancouver she moved back here, continuing to work as a local tour coordinator for the past 10 years.
Rick spent 5 years living in Japan and has been guiding tours in Canada for over 15 years. He's a Program Manager at MYK, working with a few select groups throughout the year. He loves the outdoors, health and fitness, and you just might find him out on the water, hiking BC's beautiful trails, or at a local sushi restaurant.
Having lived in Kyoto and being CELTA trained, Carly is passionate about Japanese culture and working with Japanese students during their visits to Canada. She brings humor and energy to the MYK office, and in her free time enjoys hiking and calligraphy.
Mayumi Mayumi came to Canada to study English and has never left. She enjoys snowboarding on the mountains, playing music, and chasing her cat. Along with her bright personality, Mayumi brings her bilingual ability and laughter to the MYK office as a Tour / Educational Coordinator.
Paulina Paulina has traveled and lived around the world, from Japan, South Korea, and South East Asia to Australia, India, Spain, Italy, and Mexico. Her fun spirit and love of cultures makes her a great member of the MYK team. Her hobbies include photography, yoga, and dancing.
A recent UBC graduate originally from Fukuoka, Masashi is the office scapegoat that gets blamed for everything but never stops smiling. He dreams of one day being a teacher in Japan, but in the meantime he is a man of all trades around the office, helping wherever needed.
Born in Osaka, Mayumi the accountant is trilingual and speaks Japanese, English, and Chinese. She is a big fan of Takarazuka and always tries to catch a show when visiting Japan.