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Eric Braun

Hello Everybody,
I'm Eric from California. I majored in international relations at the University of California at Davis, California. I graduated in the spring of 1994 and came straight to Japan to begin a new exciting life in Nagoya where I have a friend who helped me extensively. I studied Japanese at the YWCA everyday and Shotokan Karate but soon found it quite expensive to live here. Consequently I soon began working as an English teacher and soon after that I moved up to Tokyo which was my dream at the time. I've about 15 years of experience in teaching and several years of experience working for Japanese companies as well.   I've managed to become conversationally fluent in spoken Japanese but am still studying as my ability is yet insufficient. I'm a bit passionate about dance, specifically Argentine Tango. I'm also into the esoteric, metaphysical, spiritual. In short, life's more meaningful questions interest me.  I'm also a bit of a conspiracy theorist. I'm fascinated with concepts such as the flat-world theory, aliens and so on. Most importantly I love teaching English so I'm quite happy to be able to help people of all ages here at the school these days. I welcome you to Little California English, a sort of little California in Tachikawa.


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Timothy Lawton

My name is Timothy Lawton.

My father is American and my mother is Japanese.

I was born and raised in Japan up until middle school and attended an International school. Our family then moved to Corvallis, Oregon, in the United States. I decided to move back to Japan because my immediate family now all live in Japan and also to improve my Japanese.  My hobbies include hiking, swimming, andtraveling.

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Jeremy Aurswald

Hello everybody,

I'm Jeremy from Clearwater, Florida. I grew up in the United States and now I'm living in Kunitachi, Tokyo with my wife and son. I enjoy gardening edible plants, creating graphic art and going on nature hikes. I moved here to raise my son together with my Father and Mother-In- Law. I look to improve my Japanese through immersion and explore this beautiful country with family and friends.



Paul Sweet

Hey there!
My name is Paul Sweet and I’m from Toronto, Canada. I came to Japan last year and I’m really enjoying it so far! I’m also currently studying Japanese but I’m still a beginner. I studied cooking in Canada and worked as a Chef for several years. I primarily worked with French and Italian cuisines but I’ve cooked many different styles. I have many interests but I mainly love to eat/cook, do photography, race & fix cars and play
video games as well. I'm looking forward to teaching you.


 Christopher Bethke


My name is Chris Bethke and I from the United States.  I moved to Akiruno City, Japan in February 2021 with my wife and 4 children to be closer to my wife’s parents.  I really enjoy cycling and have been riding my bicycle all over Tokyo.  I have a dream to one day do a cycling trip from Cape Sata the southernmost point in Kyushu to Cape Soya the northernmost point in Hokkaido.  I also enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, Real Estate, and Investing.