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There are more than 1,000,000 teachers in Japan, and I am one of them.

The life of teachers in  Japan are full of challenges, struggles, laughs and hopes.

I created Teachers of Japan to share such real voices of ours to outside of schools in Japan and beyond.

As education has many challenges at all time in every country, so as we do. Not only the infamous educational problems of bullying and futoko (school refusal), increasing educational disparities among students and demanding and self-sacrifice teachers' working conditions keep asking us to redefine our teacher identity. It goes without saying that the current pandemic has affected our teacher being even more.

Teachers are not just an installer of educational curriculums nor a tool to get educational activities going at school, but we are human beings with emotions who try to make sense of our life.


I hope this website help you know more about lives of teachers in Japan.

​Kae Takaoka

Work Experience

Assistant teacher for students of native speaker of Spanish

JICA Coordinator for higher education 

Public high school teacher since 2008


BA. Kobe City University of Foreign Studies (Spanish) 

MA. University of Minnesota (Comparative, International and Development Education

Ph.D. student at the University of Minnesota (2020-present)

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