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#007 Ni Putu Yeni Sukarmawati x JAPAN

  • Nationality: Indonesia
  • Enrolled school: Meisei Institute of Cybernetics
  • Interview
  • 2 February 2015

In the future, I want to be a Japanese teacher in my home country of Indonesia

"I have been studying Japanese since I was in high school. I learned about the culture and life in Japan from my Japanese teacher in those days and understood that Japan is a beautiful country. Wanting to go to a famous tourist destination, I thought, 'I want to go to Japan!' This was the impetus for my study abroad."
Ni Putu Yeni Sukarmawati said that after graduating from high school, she wanted to come work for a year in the office of a Japanese language school, and communicate with Japanese people in Japanese.
"In the future, I want to be a Japanese teacher. The number of tourists in Indonesia has increased, and since there a lot of visitors from Japan, there is demand for people who can speak Japanese. So after graduating from this school, I would like to enter a vocational school or college in order to get teaching qualifications. I also want to tell people in my home country about the wonderful places and the culture that I actually experienced in Japan."
Coming to Japan with such clear goals, she has been able to absorb knowledge voraciously outside of school as well.

She goes out to absorb Japanese culture actively on holidays as well.

In school, there are classes from 13:00 to 17:00, where students learn reading comprehension, grammar, writing, conversation, and the like.
"I like the conversation class the most. After we talk about a variety of themes, the teacher corrects the errors that we make." It has only been four months since she came to Japan, so she seems a bit nervous when she speaks with Japanese people, but her Japanese is improving every day. She smiles as she says that,
"I think the best thing about studying in Japan is 'speaking with Japanese people directly.' Even at my part time job, I try to speak only with Japanese people during my break time." Her bright nature and "active communication" seem to really boost her improvement in Japanese.
She also goes to various tourist attractions on her days off--such as Shibuya, Sensoji Temple, the Skytree, and the like--to experience the culture firsthand.
Yeni is fully enjoying her student life, active at school, at her part-time job, and in her private life as well. She says the driving force in her busy daily life is ""to become a Japanese teacher in her home country,"" and she certainly has strong desire.

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Ni Putu Yeni Sukarmawati

Nationality: Indonesia

Age: 27

Arrived in Japan: September 2014

Enrolled school: Meisei Institute of Cybernetics

Enrolled course: Japanese Language