Mrs. Metz's Japanese Class

    Welcome back to the school year of 2018-2019!
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 26 years and have been teaching Japanese at OCSI over 20 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 junior at Azusa Pacific university in California.

I studied Japanese history and culture at Tezukayama Junior College. After I graduate community college I went to vocational school for becoming a Japanese teacher. 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,
 3:00~ 3:45 / # 310                                  

The following URLs link to help your Japanese study:

                            "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 couple years ago. 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!