Hopes for his students (Japanese)

Becoming a Japanese teacher in Argentina (Japanese) Hopes for his students (Japanese) The interest toward Japan held by Argentine youth (Japanese) As a Japanese instructor (Japanese) Thinking about his parents in Japan (Japanese) His future in Argentina (Japanese) On his grandfather (Japanese) A personality fit for Argentina (Japanese)

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(Japanese) Comparing the number of students between now and when I first started teaching 15 years ago, there really isn’t too much of a difference. Well, of course, there has been an increase over the years. But back then, we really didn’t do anything major to promote our school, like placing advertisements and such. In one way or another, depending on their ethnicity or nationality, people tend to have different types of personalities, right? But at the very core of our being, I think that we all are actually the same. Every person has an inherent sense of curiosity, ambition, or the desire to learn, and I think that’s true regardless of your country or culture. I try to pull forth those feelings from [the students], and my hope is for them to bring out more and more of that curiosity from within.

Date: 2006
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Interviewer: Takeshi Nishimura, Ricardo Hokama
Contributed by: Centro Nikkei Argentino

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