Posts by Tyson

Sievert – Belgium

Sievert – Belgium Why do you want to learn Japanese? I would like to live in Japan long-term if possible and develop my business here, so I would like to learn Japanese to make more friends, explore and experience Japanese cultural and design deeply, and also use it to help expand my business and get…

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Japanese Teacher – Yukiko

Japanese Teacher – Yukiko Why did you become a teacher? I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. After graduating from art school, I traveled and lived in New York City. In my 20 years there, I met many people who were interested in Japanese culture and language, but lacked the opportunity to do so…

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Marta – Spain

Marta – Spain Why do you want to learn Japanese? I love learning new languages and after learning English to a high level, I thought Japanese was the one for me. I love how musical it sounds and the intonation, so for me speaking in Japanese is quite fun! Why did you choose Japan Switch?…

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School Manager – Mariko

School Manager – Mariko Why did you become a school manager? I joined Japan Switch because I strongly agree with its and their parent company BFF Tokyo’s company mission. To create a company that is not fixed to a set mindset or Japanese business model. To enrich and broaden the potential of the lives for…

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Ellie – Hong Kong

Ellie – Hong Kong Why do you want to learn Japanese? I have always been interested in Japanese culture, but I have never been able to immerse myself in it due to the language barrier. Now that I’m in Japan for a working holiday, I want to make use of my time while here and…

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Arni – Philippines

Arni – Philippines Why do you want to learn Japanese? I have a few reasons why I need to learn Japanese. First would be because I am married to a Japanese national. To be able to fully function in the country, I have to learn the language. Another reason is that I work at an…

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Japanese Teacher – Goyou

Japanese Teacher – Goyou Why did you become a teacher? During my fieldwork, I made friends with a Tibetan student who studies Japanese in graduate school in Delhi. The language exchange experience with her made me interested in become a language teacher. I am also a nationally certified Japanese teacher and have been teaching Japanese…

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Jackie – America

Jackie – America Why do you want to learn Japanese? I am learning Japanese to better myself while living in the country of Japan. I think it is very important to learn the language of the country you reside in as a symbol of respect and self preservation. I also learn to Japanese to speak…

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John – America

John – America Why do you want to learn Japanese? I have been living in Japan for several years now and although I can handle daily conversations, I wanted to take my Japanese up to the next level. I would like to speak more natural Japanese and also increase my vocabulary so I can express…

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