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About Russell Goodall

Hi, I’m Russell.

Being brought up in Japan as a missionary’s son has accounted for an interesting life. Going through schooling in a totally Japanese environment (I did not attend international schools) not only gave me a natural grasp of the Japanese language but also gave me an inside understanding of Japanese culture. I was a regular sermon interpreter at a Japanese speaking Christian church in Auckland, New Zealand (1994 ~ 2001), and am currently actively involved in a bilingual church in Tokyo, New Hope Tokyo, where I often interpret sermons etc. into English and/or Japanese. This experience keeps emphasizing to me the importance of getting the message across accurately.