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Meredith Kent Hazelrigg, American educational consultant. Recipient Itoen 1st prize for poetry, 1996, Kikkoman Grand prize for cooking, 1985.


Hazelrigg, Meredith Kent was born on March 28, 1942 in Allegan, Michigan, United States. Son of Burke Browning and Genevieve (Sakal) Hazelrigg.


Bachelor, Michigan State University, 1965. Master of Arts, Michigan State University, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, Newport University, 1994.


With Michigan Department Social Services, Lansing, 1964-1968. Teacher Lansing Public Schools, 1965-1967. Faculty department English Lansing Community College, 1966-1969.

Language skills program director Malcolm X Communication Skills Academy, Lansing, 1970-1971. Owner Red Carpet Business Service, 1972-1977. Freelance writer, 1974—1981.

Director, owner KLS, Sayama-shi, Japan, since 1979. Professor English department Kanagawa University, Yokohama, Japan, 1987-2007. Writer, advertising director West Side News, Lansing, 1970-1971.

Adjunct professor University Maryland, Tokyo, 1979-1983. Director Far East division Allegan Education Foundation, since 1979. Associate professor department humanities Rissho University, Saitama and Tokyo, since 1992.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: (with Antico) Insight through Fiction, 1970. (with Snowden and Atkin) NihONSENSE, 1987, Sound and Sense for International Communication, 1987, Uncle Ebeneezer's Book for Creative Children, 1988, Explaining NihONSENSE, 1988, Bing, Bang, Boom! (in Japanese), 1989, Understanding NihONSENSE, 1990, English Guide to Pronunciation for Japanese, 1990, Cross-Cultural Encounters, 1992, Overcoming Miscommunication in English, 1994, (with Hayakawa) Some 250 Japanese Senryu and Then Some, 1997, (with Nakamura) Yamaha Motor Company's Dynamics on Track for Sustained Global Growth, 2006. Columnist Allegan County Photo Journal, Allegan News-Gazette, 1972-1976.


Research director Allegan Potato Producers Association, 1972—1978. Commissioner, secretary, chairman Allegan City Planning Commission, 1972—1978. Japan assistant district commissioner Boy Scouts American, 1992—2004.

Board directors Lansing Community Art Gallery, 1966—1968, Capital Art Gallery, 1970—1972. Bd directors Boar's Head Players, 1967—1970. Board directors Allegan Area Community Center, 2000—2005.

Fellow: Japan Strategic Management Society. Member: Allegan County History Society, American Platform Association, Japan Civil Liberties Union, Tokyo English Literature Society, Japan Association Translators, Society Writers, Editors and Translators, Japan Association of Practical English, The Phonetic Society Japan, Foreign Corrs. Club., Kiwanis, Lions Club International.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: ceramics, graphic arts, gardening, gourmet cooking, oenology.


Married Niimi Junko, December 23, 1980. Children: Niimi Ken.

Burke Browning Hazelrigg

Genevieve (Sakal) Hazelrigg

Niimi Junko

Niimi Ken Hazelrigg