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Declan Somers

Having lived in Japan for six years, Declan Somers became fluent in Japanese and has cultivated extensive contacts within the travel industry. He served as interpreter for media groups and the Irish soccer team at the 2002 World Cup in Japan. In 2002, Declan returned to Ireland to complete the National Tour Guide Program, in so doing became the first certified guide fluent in Japanese. He also earned a Certificate of Competence as a licensed coach driver. Over the last three years, Declan has worked exclusively with Japanese tour groups, performing various roles: coordinator, guide, driver-guide, and interpreter . He has worked for each of the major ground agencies serving the Japanese market and is considered an indispensable resource for both Tourism Ireland and the Irish Embassy for hosting Japanese dignitaries and media groups. Declan established EWE in late 2004, as a means of appealing directly to Japanese visitors and customizing tours that better satisfy their needs.

Declan Somers
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