Okasan And Me, Inc. was founded by Thia Konda and incorporated as a language program under California State Law as a 501(c) 3 status corporation on Feb. 14, 2003.

Thia was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii , attended Santa Clara University School of Law, obtained a Juris Doctor Degree in 1981, attended Hong Kong University School of Law and Tokyo University School of Law as an exchange student, and worked in both countries.

Thia was formerly a professional vocalist with the Impulse and Asahi bands in Hawaii.

"I was unable to find a bilingual English and Japanese program for my son, (who was 17 months old at the time), so I decided to start Okasan and Me, Inc . This program is the only one of its kind in the nation."

Original songs and original arrangements were created while rocking my baby to sleep. "I just started writing songs for my infant son and all the songs that he smiled about are on the CD and DVD."

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