Arisa is from Nagoya, Japan and graduated from OU in 2008 with a Bachelor of Architecture. Currently in the process of becoming a licensed architect. Arisa was a competitive skater in Japan and a two-time medalist in the Chubu (Regional) area in Japan and also competed in a number of local competitions. She was coached by Olympic coach Machiko Yamada. she is a registered coach under USFSA and certified in PSA Category B. She has been instructing Learn to Skate and private lessons since 2011 and has taken a number of students to local and out-of state competitions.