As we entered and took off our shoes we got into our Japanese slippers then headed to the secretary. The CEO was doing all the talking at this time and I was just keeping it cool in my recently dry cleaned suit. The secretary then took us into the principal’s office. His office was huge; easily the size of a 2 bedroom apartment in Japan. He even had a big coffee table with 2 couches facing each on the long ends and 2 fancy chairs facing each other at the short ends.
The principal was tall and lanky (about 180 cm and 60 kg). He was extremely calm and always smiling.
He asked us to sit down. The CEO and I both sat on the couch, the principal sat in a chair diagonal to us and two other men that I had never seen again for the following eight months at this school sat on a couch opposite to us. They asked me to introduce myself (in Japanese) so I did so in a very simple way: name; where I’m from; how long I’ve been in Japan; a little bit about my work history in Japan and what I like to do in my free time.
Stay tuned for: Chapter 2 – The Teachers Room