Mariko Koide

Profile
After completed my Master’s degree in Teaching Japanese as a Second Language from Hiroshima University Graduate School of Education, I taught Japanese at a university in Russia for 2 years. After returning to Japan, I entered the hospitality industry. This is where I became aware of the language barriers foreigners face in working in Japan. I decided I wanted to return to the Japanese Language Education industry to help people learn Japanese to better assimilate and work in Japan.

Hobby,Favorite Things
Eating, exploring the city, reading North European mystery novels and watching Netflix. Since a child I have always loved a variety of soups and it is my dream to one day taste all the worlds soup.

Mission
Though people come to Japan for various reasons they all want to learn and attain a certain level of Japanese. I am here to support everyone overcome the language barrier and achieve their Japanese learning goals. It is my hope that this leads to a fuller experience here in Japan.