Alison Adachi graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2009 with a double major in Literature and Asian Studies. During her time in undergrad, she spent one year in Yokohama, Japan for an intensive Japanese language program called K-STEP at Kokugakuin University. Unable to forget her time in Japan, Adachi moved back to Winnipeg with the goal of spreading her love of Japanese language learning and culture in her hometown.
Adachi moved to Edmonton in 2009 to further her Japanese language studies at the University of Alberta. At the end of the school year, she applied to both the MEXT Graduate Studies program and the JET Programme. She successfully became an ALT in Osaka, Japan for the 2010-2011 school year, and then moved to Tokyo to complete her Master’s degree in Japanese Pedagogy at Kokugakuin in 2011 as a MEXT government scholar. She successfully passed the N1 level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test in 2014 and graduated in 2015.
After graduation, Adachi moved back to her hometown of Winnipeg, Canada. Here, she began teaching Japanese privately and at the Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba. At the same time, she completed her Bachelor of Education and became a Special Language Credit Examiner for the Japanese Language in 2018.