Timothy G. Stout lived in Japan for 20 years and has taught Japanese language for 23 years in public and private schools, and at the university level. While teaching at the American School in Japan, he conducted research on the use of keyword mnemonics in the instruction of Japanese. Stout has a Doctorate in Education (EdD) from Utah State University, an M.A. in Japanese Pedagogy from Columbia University and a B.A. in Japanese Teaching from Brigham Young. He currently teaches Japanese at Utah Valley University and resides in Lehi, Utah with his wife and five children. Stout is the author of Japanese Hiragana and Katakana for Beginners and Let's Learn Japanese, both available from Tuttle.
"The Let's Learn Japanese Kit is a very helpful aid when starting to learn Japanese - whether you're a child or an adult. It's also a fun kit to use together with your children." -A Mum Reviews blog "The kit is aimed at children from the ages of 4 and up; which seems right on track, and it can be used either for individual lessons or for groups, which makes this a very flexible option for everyone." -Castle View Academy blog "The book mixes real photos and items with illustrations and cartoon characters so it's not 'dry and boring' for a child's first experience in art history...I would highly recommend that this book be taken along when you visit a museum of Asian art." -Castle View Academy blog