Why did you become a Japanese teacher?
When I retired from the Japanese IT company where I had worked for many years, I thought that if I were to work again, I would like to do something that was not company to company, but something that provided personal, face to face support.
Then I learned through the media that interest in and need for Japanese culture, especially the Japanese language, would continue to increase, and I became interested in teaching Japanese as a second career.
Later, I learned that Japanese language education is also a place for cross-cultural exchange, and I decided to become a Japanese language teacher because I wanted to support people who need Japanese language skills while also making use of the various experiences I had gained through my business career.
What do you like about teaching Japanese?
Even within the span of a single lesson, I believe students should make definite progress. Being able to witness this growth up close is a true joy for me. In particular, seeing the smiles on students' faces at the moment they understand something or manage to express their thoughts in Japanese is something I cherish. Through our lessons, I love seeing students grow more fond of learning Japanese and about Japan, and being able to support them in this journey is what I find so appealing about teaching.
How are your lessons?
Each student has their own unique personality and character. I respect these individual differences and strive to offer tailored support that keeps each student highly motivated. Additionally, I focus on creating a relaxed atmosphere in the classroom to encourage students to participate and speak as much as possible. My goal is to provide fun lessons that lead to maximum learning outcomes.
What are your hobbies?
I like to listen to music. I listen to a wide range of music from Classic Rock such as The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, and Eagles to JPOP such as Yuming, Spitz, Hikaru Utada, Japanese songs, and jazz. It is also fun to hear old memories and memories come back to me every time I listen to a song. Sometimes I go to karaoke or live concerts and play the guitar. I also like to read, and I am a fan of Haruki Murakami's novels. I mainly practice golf on the Driving Range these days.
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