Japanese Teacher Sets up Online Program via Live Streaming in Changsha
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.