As I tried to explain in Japanese in my quick introduction, I would like to learn Japanese in order to speak with my wife's family in Hokkaido. I have studied Japanese using books and software, as well as a few classes, but would like to practice with a language exchange partner. I live in New York but was born in Pennsylvania. I have a bachelor's degree in English and two master's degrees, one in History and one in Library Science. I work as a librarian within a law firm. Thank you for reading my introduction.