Madoka Kanai is an English instructor and a writer. She writes a bi-weekly column on business English and cross-cultural experiences for Mainichi Weekly Newspaper, a national newspaper for English learners in Japan. Past topics include negotiation in English, effective presentation, and interview techniques. She has also written and translated a number of English as Second Language (ESL) textbooks for the Japanese market. Madoka is currently teaching ESL courses at various universities in San Francisco.