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Ms. Miharu Hayazaki
Konnichiwa, Minasan! Hello, everyone! My name is Miharu Hayazaki, and I am from Shiga prefecture in Japan. I majored in Japanese language at Nagoya University of Foreign Studies. Thanks to a J-LEAP grant, I will be teaching Japanese with Swick Sensei for two years. I came to Alaska August 1, 2016. I am very excited to start my career at Palmer High School.
My hometown, Shiga, is located in the middle of Japan, on the island of Honshuu, and is surrounded by mountains and huge rice fields. It is about one hour by car from Kyoto. My parents are farmers and grow a lot of produce, like potatoes, eggplants, tomatoes, carrots, corn, green onion, onions, green peppers, cabbage, cucumbers, strawberries, blueberries, persimmons, watermelons, chestnuts, ect. Ironically, when I was a little girl, I did not eat my vegetables. I have one younger sister named Minami who is studying agriculture at university.
I love running, eating Alaskan foods, and talking pictures. My favorite food is salmon. My goal is not only to teach the Japanese language, but to also teach about Japanese culture. I want to motivate students and Palmer citizens, so they want to know more about Japan. I also would like to experience everything Palmer has to offer; I love trying new things. It is truly and an honor to be a MOOSE! Douzo yoroshiku onegaishimasu.