Our Staff

Below are the members of our staff who work in the office on a regular basis. Suzuki, Myers & Associates also has bilingual temporary staff members in locations throughout North America and Japan.


Izumi Suzuki, President/Court-Certified Interpreter/Conference Interpreter

After being trained in simultaneous interpretation in Japan, Ms. Suzuki established Suzuki-Myers, Ltd. with her late husband, Steve D. Myers, and began providing bilingual services. Ms. Suzuki is certified “in both directions” (English-to-Japanese and Japanese-to-English) in translation by the American Translators Association (ATA), where she has served as a Board Member, as Administrator of the Japanese Language Division, and as Accreditation Language Chair. Currently, she serves as a member of the ATA Certification Committee and Interpreting Policy Advisory Committee.

Ms. Suzuki is also a state-certified Japanese-English/English-Japanese court interpreter (one of only a dozen nationwide). She is a founding member and former President of the Michigan Translators/Interpreters Network) (MiTIN), an ATA Chapter, where she currently serves as Board Advisor. She serves as a member of the Interpreting Committee/SIG of the Japan Association of Translators (JAT) is also a member of the U.S. National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT). In 2008, Ms. Suzuki accompanied Michigan Governor Granholm to Japan as her official interpreter.

Email       : izumi.suzuki@suzukimyers.com Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/in/izumi-suzuki-myers-a8388b10

Articles published about Ms. Suzuki: The Detroit News (1987)Japan News Club (2003)Detroit Free Press (2004)The News Watchers Electronic Edition (2010) For Ms. Suzuki’s published articles and video presentations, see: Publications


The Late Steve D. Myers

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Mr. Myers suffered an untimely death on January 17, 2012.

He was trained and licensed as an attorney in Michigan. Mr. Myers lived in Tokyo more than a decade, serving as the Deputy Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, and as the CEO of a large American marketing subsidiary. He also served as President of ArtBridge, Inc., and had experience working at a Japanese law firm, and managing U.S.-Japan trade and business issues.

For many years, Mr. Myers was instrumental as a bridge between the city of Novi and its Japanese population, and this was recognized at the City of Novi’s cherry-tree planting ceremony in the spring of 2012. The cherry tree planted outside the Novi City Hall in honor of Mr. Myers, symbolizing the City of Novi’s gratitude and remembrance, has at its base a plaque featuring his photo.


Hiromi Fujii, Director of Translation and Conference Interpreter

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Ms. Fujii has earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the U.S., graduating from the Monterey Institute of International Studies with an M.A. in Translation & Interpretation, English/Japanese.  Ms. Fujii is certified in English-to-Japanese translation by the American Translators Association (ATA).  She is a member of the Japanese Language Division of ATA, and a registered court interpreter at the Oakland County Court. With over a decade of experience interpreting for a wide variety of clients at domestic and international sites, she has also served as Secretary for the Michigan Translators/Interpreters Network (MiTIN).

Email : hiromi.fujii@suzukimyers.com


Anne Hooghart, Project Manager

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Dr. Anne Hooghart has studied Japanese for over 30 years. She has taught English in Japan and the U.S., and taught Japanese language and culture in the U.S., to students of all ages. She has served as a consultant and trainer to Japanese businesses in the U.S., as a professor of education, dean of the Graduate College at Siena Heights University, and Board President at Hinoki International School.

Along with her American spouse and two children, all of whom speak Japanese and English, she is active in cross-cultural activities of the Japan-America Society, Hinoki Foundation, and other volunteer organizations.

Email : anne@suzukimyers.com Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/in/anne-m-hooghart-ph-d-b5603914


Ayumi Uchino, Education Manager

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Ms. Uchino has been living in Michigan since 1996. She serves as an excellent liaison between our numerous instructors and students, managing both Japanese and English classes to assure the best instruction possible.

Please contact Ms. Uchino for information related to our language classes.

Email : ayumi@suzukimyers.com


Eiko Koyama, Office Manager

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Ms. Koyama has over 14 years’ experience living in the U.S., in California, New York, and Michigan. She and her husband are raising their son to be bilingual as well, and she has volunteered at his school’s musical, athletic, and other special events.

Please contact her about driver’s license and driving test support, and other translation or interpreting inquires

Email : eiko@suzukimyers.com


Bill Londo, Translation Manager

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Dr. William Londo has been learning and teaching about Japan since 1985. He has lived in Japan for a total of seven years, during the 1980s and 1990s. He earned an M.S. in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Japanese history from the University of Michigan. He has taught East Asian and Japanese history and religion for more than 10 years, and has published on various subjects relating to premodern Japanese history. He is currently a member of the faculty of Oakland University.

Inquiries about driver’s license translation and other translation matters should be directed to Dr. Londo.

Email : bill@suzukimyers.com