Instructor   Eiko Emoto

<Career>
Graduated from Hokkaido University of Education Asahikawa Branch. As a junior high school English teacher for 26 years, worked as an elementary school teacher for 12 years. After that, we will volunteer for four years at the Obihiro City Japanese Language Course. Completed Japanese language teacher’s license (420 hours).

<Hobbies>
Swimming, Reading, Painting, Travel

<Greetings>
I look forward to communicating with foreigners living in Obihiro through Japanese language and culture. We aim for a fun class that you can understand well.


Instructor   Yukiko Haraguchi

<Career>
Graduated from Hokusei wemen’s junior college, majored in English. Worked in Ho Chi Minh City(Vietnam)for 1year, and in Nizhnij Novgorod Linguistic University(Russia)for 2years as a Japanese language teacher. Completed Japanese language teacher’s license(420 hours).

<Hobbies>
Watching sports, Travel

<Greetings>
I am going to use my experience in the JLST, and I hope that will assist foreigners in Tokachi with their happy life.  I’d like to enjoy studying Japanese with you.


Principal, Counselor   Tetsuya Taira

<Career>
After graduating from Doshisha University, I was in charge of sales at a machine manufacturer in Kyoto. After studying English in Boston, I was in charge of the market of India, Russia and CIS as well as in Japan.
After working for 6 years, resigned at the age of 29 and moved to Obihiro. I am in charge of sales at SANYO KONETSU Co., Ltd. of Obihiro ( Incumbent ). JLST Managing Director.

<Hobbies>
traveling abroad, japanese chess (shogi), soccer

<Greetings>
Welcome to the North Earth Hokkaido.
This school was held based on the basic philosophy “to help make foreigners staying in Tokachi more enjoyable”.
I also stayed in various countries as a foreigner, but I was able to have a good time with the kindness of the people I met there. I hope we can help foreigners coming to Tokachi have fun and productive time just like me.
I appreciate the people I’ve met so far and I believe that the open of the JLST will help to provide a richer life and to realize your dream.