Mrs. Metz's Japanese Class

       Let's Speak Japanese!
Welcome to Mrs. Metz's Japanese class!
I am so excited to teach Japanese to all of you.

My name is Katsumi Metz. I am from Osaka, Japan.
I have lived here in Okinawa 24 years and have been teaching Japanese at OCSI over 23 years.

It is my joy to teach Japanese to students who have never studied Japanese before.

I love to see them grow their confident in Japanese language and connect with people in Okinawa. Okinawa is such a beautiful place to live and I would like to all of my students to explore Okinawa with language they learned here at OCSI!

I am a wife, a mother of four children, and a grand mother. I married to a retired marine who currently runs auto repair shop in Yomitan. My children, 2 girls and 2 boys. The oldest daughter is a youth pastor at Yomitan International Church. My boys are serving country in US Army and US Air Force.
My youngest daughter is a freshman at Azusa Pacific university in CA. 

I studied Japanese history and culture at Tezukayama Junior College and currently I am a college student of Japan university.
I major in English literature and enjoy reading American novels and poems this summer.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me via Email:

Tutoring (secondary):  Wednesday,
 3:15~ 4:00 / # 310                                  

The following URLs link to help your Japanese study:


                "Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked
           or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company with mockers, 
           but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
            and who meditates on his law day and night.
           The person like a tree planted by streams of water,
         which yield its fruits in season and whose leaf does not whither
            whatever they do prosper."

Psalms 1:1~3

                                              A tree in Sequoia National Forrest, CA.
                                           "Equipping students to walk with God and 
                                                         impact the world for Him"

I had an opportunity in California to meet with alumni of the class of 2001 this summer. He is currently working with Kawasaki Robotics, Inc
as an engineer. He shared with us that he is a bridge between Americans and Japanese in his company. 
He is impacting the world for Jesus!