Kanae Hirai

Year of Birth: 1985
Hometown: Kawasaki
Country: Japan
Years Abroad: 1
Hobby: exercise
Favorite Sport: soccer
Motto: Enjoy life and take chances

A little about myself: Growing up, my mom was the patient type who let me try different things on my own. I learned from her that it is important to be patient with children so that they may try things on their own without too much coaching and policing. This is the type of environment I am doing my best to recreate in school. I want the children to feel relaxed and give them time to make choices and decisions themselves.

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Interview

Q. What’s your favorite color?
A. Magenta.

Q. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when I say “magenta”?
A. My school T-shirt… and printer ink.

Q. Do you have kids?
A. No.

Q. Has working with kids affected your opinion about having your own children?
A. I think it would be difficult, but a lot of fun as well.IMG_20160527_124910~2

Q. What are three things you value?
A. Ambition, respect, and fun.

Q. What kind of place was your hometown?
A. A lot of green, but the city was easily accessible.

Q. What is your favorite Japanese food?
A. Umeboshi, Fish (Dark red meat of fish (Chiai))

Q. What is your favorite non-Japanese food?
A. Thai food.

Q. What’s your favorite place in Japan outside Tokyo?
A. Osaka. I was born there, my relatives live there, and the people are good.

Q. What place in Japan do you want to go?
A. Yakushima, to see the natural habitat.

Q. What do you like best about yourself?
A. I like that I’m into self-improvement.

Q. What do you do on your free time?
A. Go to the gym, window shop, or go eating out at new places. I really like finding nice places to eat.

Q. What country do you want to visit the most?
A. America, I really want to go to so many different places there.

Q. What are your favorite movies or TV shows?
A. Full House.

Q. Who are your favorite actors/actresses?
A. Ryoko Shinohara because she ages beautifully and Candace Cameron Bure who inspired me to learn English.20140613_104910~2

Q. What is another field of work that is very interesting to you?
A. I think it would be nice to be a Make-up artist.

Q. What is one thing you want to do before you die?
A. I want to travel around the world.

Q. Where did you learn English?
A. Australia. I went there when I was 24 after working at a Japanese Kindergarten.

Q. Why did you decide to work at an English school?
A. I wanted to use all my experience at work.

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