Timothy G. Stout has an M.A. in Japanese pedagogy from Columbia University and a B.A. in Japanese teaching from Brigham Young University. He is the author of Tuttle Japanese for Kids Flash Cards and More Japanese for Kids Flash Cards.Kaori Hakone serves as a writer and an examiner for various international Japanese language exams. She has taught in both primary and secondary public and private schools and currently teaches at the American School in Japan.