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Japanese Teacher Sets up Online Program via Live Streaming in Changsha

Updated: 2020-09-03

Noriko Nakamura teaches Japanese via live streaming at home in Changsha, central China's Hunan Province, Aug. 13, 2020. It's been 18 years since Noriko Nakamura began her career as a Japanese language teacher in China. Originally from Chiba Prefecture, Nakamura had always aspired to be a teacher. In 2003, she learned from a documentary that a lot of Chinese students were showing passion for the Japanese language but few teachers were native Japanese speakers. So she quit her job in Japan and started teaching Japanese at a vocational school in Wuhan. In 2011, Nakamura was invited to teach Japanese at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law. Three years later, she set up the widely-acclaimed online broadcast "Nakamura Radio" as advised by her students. Her career now focuses on the online live program "Nakamura's Japanese Language Classroom", a language learning and experience sharing platform for Japanese learners in China. In addition to online teaching activities, Nakamura has also made herself available in offline events where she made a bunch of Chinese friends while introducing them to Japanese cities and traditional cultures. Having lived in China for more than a decade, Nakamura witnessed the country's rapid urbanization and developed an affinity for this land. "I hope I could stay and make more contributions to the friendship between Chinese and Japanese people," says Nakamura. (Xinhua/Xue Yuge)

Noriko Nakamura (1st L) teaches how to read Goju-Onzu, the Japanese alphabet, during an offline cultural event held at Hunan Province Exhibition Hall in Changsha, central China's Hunan Province, Aug. 21, 2020. 

Source: Xinhua