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Marta Luiza Burdzy

Born 01.12.1991 in Wroclaw, Poland; emigrated to Toronto Canada, where she spent 10 years and received a double citizenship. Middle school and high school completed in Poland, studied Interdisciplinary Individual Studies (MISH) at Wroclaw University and Universite Paris VIII. After graduating moved to Hong Kong, where she started her career as an international school art teacher while studying Mandarin and traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy. In 2015 moved to Tokyo, Japan.

Artist, international school art teacher, model, event organizer, wine expert and entrepreneur. She believes that art and business can be great partners and Polish-Japanese friendship has a great potential to be unlocked through artistic and commercial activities.

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Born in 1965 in Wroclaw, Poland, studied literature at the University of Wroclaw and librarianship at the University of Toronto, Canada. While in Canada worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and was involved in a monumental documentary film project “Canada – a People’s History”. After returning to Poland in 2003 she was one of the first teachers of Wroclaw International School. Her first students were Japanese, who arrived to Wroclaw with their parents involved in establishing Toyota Factory in Jelcz-Laskowice near Wroclaw. Coming to Japan in 2015 was like fulfilling Joanna’s long lasting desire of exploring this fascinating country, and studying it from a more serious than a tourist’s point of view. In her opinion – studying Japanese literature gives a true insight and is an index and mirror of a nation’s mind.

Rafal Burdzy

Born in 1997 in Toronto, Canada arrived to Tokyo in 2015, After graduating form an international school – started his intense course on Japanese Language at Sophia University. Rafal is fascinated by Oriental languages and claims that learning them can help dyslectics to overcome difficulties related to reading.

Rafal is experimenting combining a concept of fitness and body building with benefits of Japanese amazing cuisine. He dreams about opening a Japanese restaurant in Poland. To take full advantage of living in Japan Rafal is learning how to cook in a Japanese way – he is currently an intern in a Michelin-star restaurant in Tokyo.