Meet the Team

Dr Sebastian Fuller


Having lived and taught in Japan for over 15 years, Sebastian brings a wealth of over 25 years experience in education to our nursery school.

Fluent in Japanese, Sebastian speaks 5 other languages. He was a postgraduate student at Okayama University in Japan.

Sebastian is a qualified teacher with a PGCE, and Visiting Professor in education at several universities in the UK and overseas. He has two doctorate degrees, one in Special Educational Needs and another in Governance and Compliance. He also has a Masters in Education and Applied Linguistics specialising in curriculum design for Children whose English is an Additional Language.  Sebastian’s depth of knowledge places him as an expert in his field.

Sebastian has taught in the nursery at Kotaiji Temple in Nagasaki, as well as teaching highschoolers, undergraduates, postgraduates in Japan. 

Hinako Matsumura


Hinako has six years of experience teaching as a practitioner and has qualifications to teach both in England and Japan.