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Mimi Okabe holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Alberta where she has taught courses in the Japanese language, as well as translation, popular culture, sci-if, detective fiction and world literature. She is an award-winning instructor and is the co-founder of Japanese for Nikkei, an online teaching and learning platform for Nikkei learners of Japanese. Aside from her academic work, Mimi is a lover of mysteries and publishes works on transcultural adaptations of Sherlock Holmes. She was named the Master Bootmaker in 2021 for her significant contribution to The Bootmakers of Toronto and the Canadian Sherlockian movement. Please visit her website: mimiokabe.com to learn more.