In Japan since 1996, Trinidadian born, Canadian, Alana, lives in Fujisawa. She arrived with her husband, Michel in Kagoshima. Then, in 2001, she began teaching at Keio University, and completed her second Masters degree, MBA with a research focus in corporate social responsibility. Past interim director of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan, Alana co-founded SEGO Initiative, a not for profit association, with Michel, her husband.
In Japan since 1996, Michel lives in Fujisawa. Originally from Nice, Cote D’Azur, France, he arrived to Kyushu with his wife, Alana, and began teaching French as a Foreign Language there. In 2004, he founded Soleil Provence, a private French language school in Kugenuma Matsugaoka, Fujisawa. And in 2016, he became an exclusive Japan agent for the French designed TIWAL sailing dinghies. In 2009, he began the Fujisawa Beach Cleaning Project with Alana and then in 2014 co-founded SEGO Initiative.