Hey! How’s it going?? I’m Julius Chapman, I work here as an ALT at Toyooka Senior High School. I was born in Hollywood California 27 years ago! When I was growing up, I enjoyed playing video games and watching TV. I still play video games though… maybe I’m still growing up…
I came to Japan for the first time about 2 years ago to study Japanese. During my travels in Japan, I fell in love with the food, culture, and way of life. It was then that I decided to teach English in Japan!
Before coming to Japan, I studied Astronomy and Mathematics at my University back in California. If you ever have any questions please ask me anytime!!!! I may look scary and strange, but I’m a nice person probably!
Oh also I love Hatsune Miku music and Anime.
Favorite Miku Song: シェラ．ソンユ by AVTechno!
Favorite Anime: Jo Jo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part II
Alright! Catch ya later!
ALT(Assistant Language Teacher)の紹介
Hi friends! My name is Jocelyn Harnold and I work as an ALT in Toyooka Senior High School. I was born and raised in Houston, Texas 23 years ago. Houston is the fourth most populous city in the United States and is home to one of the best Chinatowns in the country! Growing up, I loved watching anime with my brother and ice skating. Even now, I still love all these things.
Though this is my first time in Japan, Japanese culture has intrigued me since I was young. As a university student, I decided to formally explore the Japanese language and culture through numerous Japanese classes. After two years, the experience of learning Japanese under all my wonderful professors and conversing with natives made me hungry to learn more about the wonderful culture and people of Japan. I cannot wait to learn more here in Toyooka!
Before coming to Japan, I studied Human Biology with a focus on medicine at the University of Texas at Austin. Please feel free to ask me anything anytime! I would love to get to know everyone and help y’all with English! My Japanese is also a bit clumsy so maybe we can help each other learn too!
That’s about it for me folks. Thanks for reading!
P.S. My favorite anime is One Piece! Please feel free to give me any and all recommendations!
Hello! My name is Benjamin, but you can call me Ben for short. I am from Chicago, USA. Before coming to Japan, I taught English at an elementary school in Daejeon, South Korea. During school vacations while I was in Korea, I often visited Japan as a tourist, but this is my first time living here. I am studying Japanese in my free time, but I am still a beginner.
My biggest hobby is hiking. There are no mountains in Chicago, so I am very excited to be surrounded by mountains in Toyooka. Reaching the top of a mountain and enjoying the view is something I cannot do in my hometown! I also like taking long bike rides. The longest ride I ever did was 400km over four days cycling up the east coast of Korea. During my stay in Japan, I hope to climb a lot of mountains and take many long bike rides. While I am not outside in nature, I like to play Nintendo Switch and make videos. My favorite video game is Super Smash Bros. I play as Diddy Kong!
If you see me in the hallways, please say hello and introduce yourself. I am looking forward to our English classes and to meeting all of you this year!