About BJT

About Us

About Us

At Boston Japanese Trainers (BJT), we work to foster collaboration and understanding between the United States and Japan in a global context. We believe cross-cultural awareness is essential in today’s multicultural world. 

For our corporate clients, we offer specialized training programs designed to help Japanese and non-Japanese employees develop the skills they need for effective business communication and interaction. These skills widen perspectives and facilitate more collaborative work environments. We also offer group and individual language training and organize guest-speaker lectures given by experienced professionals whose careers span these regions of the world.

For individual clients, we provide Japanese language and cultural lessons. Our goal is to increase interest in Japan and inspire more people to travel to Japan and learn the Japanese language.

While we are based in Boston, we support our clients worldwide through both in-person and online video conferencing. We are committed to providing the highest quality service to our clients regardless of their location. 

BJT Team

Founder & CEO : Aya

Aya Rowe, Founder and CEO of Boston Japanese Trainers, began her journey with cross-cultural education at the age of 10, when she moved with her family from Japan to Novi, Michigan. While there, she attended an American public school during the weekdays and a Japanese supplementary school on Saturdays. At that time, she didn’t even know the English alphabet, so she truly began her English journey from absolute zero.

As a teenager, Aya moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan where she continued to grapple with the English language while attending the local high school. Despite the challenges, she persevered and graduated as salutatorian. Aya then attended Kalamazoo College on a merit-based full ride scholarship where she majored in both Biology and Psychology. She graduated at the top of her class in both departments and gained valuable experience through her research assistant roles at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

After gaining these experiences, Aya founded Boston Japanese Trainers in order to support others like herself who were struggling with adjusting to life in the United States.

Aya loves cats and is a foodie; she also likes making fermented food. Her love for teaching and learning different languages and cultures is evident through her dedication to her company and her commitment to provide the best education to her clients.