Katsuyoshi Nishi

西 一嘉
Katsuyoshi Nishi
Back in the 1980s in Japan, when I was 8, a group of Portuguese people came to visit our family. These people spoke another language… I was fascinated by them. Here I am, always working with languages to master the art of communication…

The studies in philosophy and sociology in the UK broadened my perspectives on society and human life in general. It helps, or is even crucial, when reading texts to understand the world behind the sentences.

I also studied sociology of health and illness for my Ph.D. I also read philosophy for a master’s degree, covering some ontology, epistemology and the philosophy of language.

On the language front, I have a Grade 1 certificate of English-Japanese literary translation.

Many things cross my mind when thinking about languages, people and how the world goes round. I am learning French at the moment. It opened up a whole new world to me as I discover more people, lives and cultures in the French-speaking quarter of the world. It makes me realise there is much more to discover in the world.

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