Smith’s Hashimoto opened about two years ago, conveniently located between Tokyo, Yokohama, Tanzawa Mountains, and the beaches of the Sagami Bay. It’s a relatively quiet area, having three train lines connecting to the major cities.
Opening the school was quite easy for me because of the help and support I received from the staff. It took awhile to get things off the ground, but once the word got out, students started joining. Part of the beauty of owning this franchise is that I can work as little or as hard as I like. I have part time teaching work outside of the franchise that allows me to get out regularly, and a comfortable amount of students in my school, providing me with a decent income and lots of variety in my life…No more “nine to five” work for me! I am happy to be part of the Smith Team and living independently in Japan.