BIO 

 about AYUMI 

国際唎酒師  INTERNATIONAL KIKISAKE-SHI

日本酒学講師   OFFICIAL LECTURER OF JAPANESE ALCOHOL BEVERAGES

A Beginning Into Japan’s Traditional Arts

 

Ayumi was born into a traditional performing arts family. Her Grandmother was a traditional Japanese dancer and her uncle was a performer of a traditional Japanese puppet show. Ayumi herself has also always been familiar with Japanese traditional arts through her Shamisen (three-string instrument) lessons and traditional Japanese dance lessons. However, one day when she had the opportunity to visit the backstage of a show, she realized how much knowledge she lacked about the Japanese traditional arts. From that experience, Ayumi decided to study at Kyoritsu Women’s University, where she majored in dramatics and committed four years to study traditional arts performing, film study and theatrics.

 

A Sudden Hearing Loss Led Her To Singapore

A sudden incident in 2013 led Ayumi to lose her hearing in the right ear. This blow made her realize she must follow her dreams in making a name for herself and lead a meaningful life. After quitting her office job in Japan, Ayumi arrived in Singapore in 2014 to help her father run IPPIN CAFE BAR, a Japanese cafe, bar and retail shop located in a quaint shophouse along Mohamed Sultan Road, and IPPIN, a supporting agency for small, medium Japanese enterprises. Ayumi currently has her hands full with overseeing IPPIN, and preparing for the opening of HOP, a sake bar that is a ‘Hang Out Place’ in METRO Paragon. IPPIN CAFE BAR was closed in 2017.

“Being a woman, and being raised in the Japanese culture, I feel conflicted with society’s standards, which I want to overcome and prove that I too have the ability to own my dreams, regardless of gender.”

Singlish And Sake

 

Communication skills is one of the practical skills that a Sake Service Institute Official Lecturer must have. Being naturally gifted in this area, Ayumi has mastered Singlish in a short span of two years living in Singapore and enjoys speaking Singlish to her customers, colleagues and business partners. This has allowed her to feel closer to Singaporeans and make more meaningful connections.

 WORK 

2020

OCT

シンガポール日系デパートにてオンライン販売・マーケティング予定​

SEP

連載「英語で資格!国際唎酒師をめざそう」開始|ENGLISH JOURNAL ONLINE|アルク​

​国際交流シェアハウス入居|ボーダレスハウス

新連載準備中

AUG

17Live公式ライバー就任|亞弓姐姐 ayumi jiejie|17Live

JULY

シンガポールテストマーケティング募集開始|SAKE TO GO株式会社キュアテックス

JUNE

YouTubeチャンネル始動|ayumi sensei - sake otaku|YouTube

MAY

temite公認アンバサダー就任 & sake. 開設 | temite | Creation City Lab株式会社

APR

International Kikisake-shi Exam | SG | Wine Times (SSI Partner School) *Postponed

​連載「日本酒オタクのおもてなし英語」開始 | ENGLISH JOURNAL ONLINE | アルク

 

MAR

Sake Workshop@Sakura Matsuri:Japan Station | Gardens By The Bay | SOZO *Cancelled

Anime Garden | Gardens By The Bay | SOZO *Cancelled

FEB

Sake Tasting Session | Enoteca@Takashimaya, SG | Takashimaya Singapore *Postponed

中小企業海外ビジネス人材育成塾 | SAKE TO GO @ Eccellente | JETRO, Vivid Creations

Omakase Dinner | Kazumi @ Bangi Resort Hotel | Bangi Resort Hotel

​淑徳大学海外研修 | Orchard Area, SG | JTB

Sake Tasting Session |  Enoteca@Takashimaya, SG | Takashimaya Singapore *Postponed

JAN

SAKE TO GO Delivery to Island-Wide | E-commerce | IPPIN PTE LTD

2019

NOV

Japan Gourmet Fair | Isetan The Japan Store, MY | Isetan Malaysia

C3AFA SINGAPORE |  Suntec City Convention Centre, SG | SOZO

OCT

JAPAN FOOD MATSURI |  Takashimaya Square, SG | Takashimaya Singapore

SAKE TO GO @ Eccellente Pre-Open | Capitol Piazza, SG | Hao Mart

 SEP

Life is Brewtiful |  Great World City, SG | Great World City



AUG

Sake Workhop | Tanjong Pagar Centre | Japan Rail Cafe

JUNE

Sake Lecture | Bangi Resort Hotel | IPPIN​

MAY

SAKE TO GO | Deliveroo | IPPIN

Food Fiesta | Takashimaya Square | Takashimaya Singapore

Sake Navigator Course | Shinjuku | IPPIN

APR

Ishikawa Pairing Dinner | WAKANUI | WAKANUI

 

MAR

Ishikawa Sake Dinner | Tanglin Club | Ishikawa Prefectural Government SG Office

The Sakura Lounge | Tanjong Pagar Centre | Japan Rail Cafe

Anime Garden | Gardens By The Bay | Sozo

 

FEB

Takashimaya Prosperity Bag | Takshimaya Singapore B2 | Takashimaya singapore

2018

DEC

Sake Navigator Course for Thai Airways International | Kanazawa, JPN

 

NOV

Donburi Revolution | Marina Square, SG | WAON Pte. Ltd.

 

SEP

Japan Food Matsuri | Takashimaya Square, SG | Takashimaya Singapore

Sake Seminar | Takashimaya Square, SG | Takashimaya Singapore

Flower Arrangement Performance (Translator)  by Mr. Dan Takeda | Takashimaya Square, SG

| Takashimaya Singapore

AUG

JPSG | Suntec City Convention Centre, SG | Amuse Singapore

 

JUL

Ramen Revolution | Resort World Sentosa, SG | WAON Pte. Ltd.

Sake Navigator Course for Thai Airways International | Cure Club, JPN

 

MAY

Harmony in Perspective | Paragon, SG | Paragon

Food & Hotel Asia | Singapore Expo, SG | Singapore Exhibition Services Pte Ltd

Sake Pairing Dinner | Swiss Club, SG | Swiss Club

 

FEB

Chinese New Year Fair | Takashimaya Singapore B2, SG | Takashimaya Singapore

KANTO-METI Private Tasting Event | Temasek Polytechnic, SG | Kanto-Meti

 

JAN

Secret Hanami Party | Dhoby Ghaut, SG | Japan National Tourism Organization

2017

DEC

Kesennuma Seminar | Temasek Polytechnic, SG | Temasek Polytechnic

Christmas Market | Chijmes, SG | Chijmes

 

NOV

JTB's Japanese Foods "Premium" Trade Fair | Marina Bay Sands Expo, SG | JTB Singapore

World Food India | Vigyan Bhawan, INDIA | World Food India

 

OCT

Food Japan | Suntec City Convention Centre, SG | OJ Events​

 

SEP

METRO MEETS JAPAN | METRO CentrePoint, SG | METRO (Private) Ltd.

Singapore Coffee Festival 2017 | Marina Bay Cruise Centre, SG | THE STRAITS TIMES

 

MAR

Kesennuma Business Matching Event | IPPIN CAFE BAR/Table At 7, SG | IPPIN PTE. LTD.

 

JAN

The Pinnacle of Japanese Cuisine "Kaga Cuisine" Sake Pairing Dinner | Tanglin Club, SG

| Ishikawa Prefectural Government SG Office​

2016

NOV

INOUE Watch Winder Exhibition and Workshop | Japan Creative Centre, SG | INOUE

 

OCT

Food Japan | Suntec City Convention Centre, SG | OJ Events

CHUBU-METI Event | IPPIN CAFE BAR, SG | Chubu-METI

 

SEP

SJ50 Creative-Japan, Performin in Singapore | METRO CentrePoint, SG | Kanto-METI

METRO MEETS JAPAN | METRO CentrePoint, SG | METRO (Private) Ltd.

Sake Seminar | WorkCentral, SG | Wasabi Creations

 

JUL

Rikuzentakata City PR Event | IPPIN CAFE BAR, SG | IPPIN PTE. LTD.

 

JUN

Creative-Japan GOURMET & CRAFTS | ION Orchard, SG | Kanto-METI

 

APR

Food & Hotel Asia | Singapore Expo, SG | Singapore Exhibition Services Pte Ltd

 

JAN

Ishikawa Dinner | Tanglin Club, SG | Ishikawa Prefectural Government SG Office

 EDUCATION & LICENCE 

日本酒サービス研究会・酒匠研究会連合会 SAKE SERVICE INSTITUTE

日本酒学講師 Official Lecturer of Japanese Alcohol Beverages   |   No. 382

日本酒サービス研究会・酒匠研究会連合会 SAKE SERVICE INSTITUTE

国際唎酒師・英語 International Kikisake-shi   |   No. 114102

共立女子大学 KYORITSU WOMEN'S UNIVERSITY

文芸学部 Faculty of Arts & Letters   |   劇芸術コース Dramatic Arts Course

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