Hello! It’s Saki😊
👧Hello! Thanks for letting me interview you, I hope you’ve been enjoying your first Japanese summer so far. First, please tell us a little about yourself.
👦Kia ora(hello), my name is Isaiah and I`m from Wellington, New Zealand.
I moved to Hamamatsu in November 2019 which was my third trip to Japan.
My hobbies are playing basketball, photography and travelling.
In my free time I like to experience new things such as going to new restaurants and visiting different attractions.
👧Welcome to Japan😉
What brought you here? Have you found anything interesting since you have been here?
👦I first came to Japan in 2010 for a two week holiday and loved it here.
I said to myself that one day in the future I will move here, and in 2019 it was good timing for me and I finally made the move.
The things I love most about Japan are the people and learning about its rich culture.
Have I found anything interesting since I`ve been here? Yes definitely!
At the end of 2019 I was able to help coach a high school basketball team for a day and see the difference between school sports in Japan versus NZ.
I also got to experience Hatsumoude（初詣）which was an amazing way to start 2020.
👧Cool! Sounds like you have been having fun here.
I want to hear more details about your answers but let’s move on to next question.
What made you want to become a teacher?
👦In NZ I had two favorite teachers who put 100% of their effort into teaching me and helping me grow.
They were amazing because they were patient with me and created a comfortable place to learn while also making it fun.
I think it`s important for students to have a teacher who they can trust and who will try their hardest, and I hope that one day I can be someone else’s favorite teacher.
👧That sounds awesome. Okay, last question.
What do you want to do while you are here in Japan?
👦The two places I really want to go are Okinawa and Hokkaido.
At the moment it`s pretty difficult to travel because of Covid-19 but I am hoping in the future when it settles down, I can go.
In the meantime, I want to make the most of Shizuoka and will try and visit new places that are close to home.
If you have any recommendations, let me know😊
👧Hopefully everything will go back to normal soon.
Thank you for the interview. See you later!