It’s the return of “Meet Your Sensei!” , with this month’s teacher – Jon sensei!

Q: Where are you from? What’s your favorite thing about your home country?

I’m from Invercargill, New Zealand. My favourite thing about my home country is the national rugby team called the All Blacks. They are a very strong team.

Q: What did you enjoy doing when you were a kid?

I enjoyed playing all sorts of sports such as rugby, cricket, swimming, and basketball. My home town is in the countryside, so there wasn’t much to do apart from play sports, practice a musical instrument or help out on the family farm. My family doesn’t have a farm, I have no musical talent so I was left with sports.

Q: What did you do before becoming an English teacher?

Before I became an English teacher I worked as a chef in England and New Zealand then I went to university in my mid 20s.

Q: What’s your favorite Japanese food?

I love a lot of different Japanese dishes, but I especially enjoy meat dishes. I love karaage, oyakodon and steak. I enjoy trying to cook Japanese dishes but this can be difficult for me.

Q: Why did you want to live in Japan?

I first came to Japan when I was 21 (2004) on a working holiday visa because my girlfriend at that time was Japanese. I returned in 2012 as I had fond memories and I had really enjoyed my time here.

“あなたの先生に会いましょう!” 今月の先生 – ジョン先生です。