In Celebration of the New Year: An Interview with Mitsumasa Anno c Takahashi photographed with permission from Mitsumasa Anno An Interview with Mitsumasa Anno We're pleased to present our interview with Mitsumasa Anno, the eminent picture book creator whose book we reviewed in our Autumn, issue. He is a graduate of the Yamaguchi Teacher Training College. Anno had dreamed of becoming an artist from his earliest years.
He asked me if my experience at AEON matched my expectations. What started as a year-long chance to live and work in Japan turned into a long-term experience offering unexpected opportunities for growth and development.
From day one, AEON carefully considered my business background.
I was assigned to a branch school, Shinjuku I-Land Tower, where I had an opportunity to combine my previous professional and educational experience with traditional English conversation classes. I even had the chance to participate in the day-to-day business of the school by composing advertising copy for special classes and a business English brochure.
It was extremely rewarding to hear about students who had acquired new jobs, gave successful presentations, and learned to assert their opinions thanks to the training they received at the Shinjuku I-Land Tower branch school.
Working in the corporate division has created even more chofu writing a resume opportunities. I travel to companies throughout the greater Tokyo area and sometimes beyond to teach business English on-site.
I teach at a variety of companies, from world-famous organizations to entrepreneurial start-ups. Each one is fascinating in its own way. Since I interact with students from all levels of the corporate ladder, I often feel that I learn as much as I teach. I continue to design new courses and curricula as well.
Working in the head office also presents a lot of opportunities for proof reading, so I continually need to draw upon my previous work experience. Currently my monthly business English seminars are perhaps my most challenging, yet rewarding responsibility.
Embracing the business side of teaching English in Japan has been the key to helping me succeed. Teaching an effective lesson is just the beginning.
Our students are also our clients to whom we offer a service. Discovering how to satisfy the wants and needs of both my external clients students and internal clients sales force, coordinators, and managers constantly motivates me. My colleagues and superiors create an open, positive environment in which I can do my best to meet the needs of our students.
New challenges and opportunities come up all the time. Of course, teaching is the core responsibility of an AEON instructor. However, with hard work, creativity, and a proactive attitude, you can take on so much more.
If you are a talented individual who is looking for a chance to build a career in Japan, definitely consider working for AEON. It is one of the biggest schools in the area with both adult and kids classes.
Life as a branch teacher was busy but a lot of fun and it gave me the opportunity to help students from all walks of life work towards their goals. After being a branch teacher I became an Emergency Teacher.
The role of Emergency Teacher was a truly unique and rewarding experience.
I learned so much in such a short space of time. I was lucky enough to help many schools in different areas during which time I met so many wonderful people.
It made me realize that every school is different and being able to adapt quickly to meet the needs of the students and staff at each school is key. It has always been my ambition since joining AEON to become a trainer so when a position became available I was invited to join the Education Department as a result of my interest and prior performance as both a branch teacher and more importantly as an Emergency Teacher.
As an Assistant Trainer I am involved in a wide array of things. In addition to training both new and experienced teachers, I am also responsible for the support of two areas of schools conducting school workshops, lesson observations and teaching demonstrations.Anno was born in Tsuwano of Shimane Prefecture on March 20, He is a graduate of the Yamaguchi Teacher Training College.
Anno had dreamed of becoming an artist from his earliest years. by Andreas Quast. THIS is the true story of the seven virtues of martial arts as described by Matsumura Sokon. Considered the primary source-text of old-style Okinawan martial arts, the “Seven Virtues” are admired for their straightforward advice.
by Andreas Quast. THIS is the true story of the seven virtues of martial arts as described by Matsumura Sokon. Considered the primary source-text of old-style Okinawan martial arts, the “Seven Virtues” are admired for their straightforward advice. Anno was born in Tsuwano of Shimane Prefecture on March 20, He is a graduate of the Yamaguchi Teacher Training College. Anno had dreamed of becoming an artist from his earliest years. News on Japan, Business News, Opinion, Sports, Entertainment and More.
News on Japan, Business News, Opinion, Sports, Entertainment and More. Anno was born in Tsuwano of Shimane Prefecture on March 20, He is a graduate of the Yamaguchi Teacher Training College. Anno had dreamed of becoming an artist from his earliest years.
From Branch School Teacher to Recruiter, there are many other different career paths for an AEON employee such as working in the Corporate Division, being a Teacher Trainer or creating educational materials in the Institute of Language Education.
In the era of Old Ryukyu, a legendary warrior of Okinawan martial arts appeared on the center stage of the historical theatre. Due to his unique appearance and powerful physique—reminiscent of a wolf or a tiger—the people of that time called him Oni Ōshiro, or «Ōshiro the Demon.».