Anna Maeda

Year of Birth: 1979
Hometown: Oulu
Country: Finland
Years in Japan: 8y
Hobby: Reading
Favorite Sport: Hiking
Motto: Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground

A little about myself:

I grew up in a small town in Northern Finland where the temperature can drop until -30 degrees in the winter. We can see the northern lights from my place.

After graduating from University in Finland, I lived for a couple of years in Brussels, Belgium. Since 2008 I have been living in Japan with my family.


Q. What’s your favorite color?

A. Blue

Q. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when I say “blue “?

A. My home country Finland that has so many lakes.

Q. Do you have kids?

A. Yes, I have two boys.

Q. How does that impact you at work as a teacher?

A. As I have children of my own, I really enjoy seeing the world through the children’s eyes. They see and experience so many things that we adults take for granted.

Q. What are three things you value?

A. Honesty, integrity and kindness.

Q. What kind of place was your hometown?

A. A small, rural town in Northern Finland.

Q. What is your favorite Japanese food?

A. Sushi

Q. What is your favorite non-Japanese food?

A. Pizza

Q. What’s your favorite place in Japan outside Tokyo?

A. Kyoto

Q. What place in Japan do you want to go?

A. Hokkaido, I haven’t had a chance to visit Hokkaido yet.

Q. What do you like best about yourself?

A. I have a positive outlook on life.

Q. What do you do on your free time?

A. Spend time with my family.

Q. What country do you want to visit the most?

A. Iceland

Q. What are your favorite movies?

A. Love actually

Q. Who are your favorite actors/actresses?

A. I don’t have any specific actors or actresses that I particularly like, I think it is more about the story / movie that I pay attention to.

Q. What is another field of work that is very interesting to you?

A. Graphic design, photography.

Q. What is one thing you want to do before you die?

A. Take a round-the world trip

Q. Why did you come to Japan?

A. I first came here as a student, and fell in love with the Japanese culture and language.


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