One thing is certain …… good food is something we can never really get enough of, and for this reason living in Japan is great. Not long ago top quality food was very expensive in Japan but thanks to great improvements in food production and a simplification of the distribution network, prices are actually more in line with what you might expect in the EU. Rising costs of food and a relative reduction in labor costs globally have resulted in some equalization of prices across the G7 and the EU. It is common now to find buffet restaurants offering a diversity of healthful munchies at normal working-lunch prices, prices that make it even harder sometimes to justify cooking, at least only for oneself. (Well, cooking at home is still better!)
At the Smith’s School of English in Kotoen スミス英会話 甲東園 students are committed to eating healthfully and the topic is quite naturally often discussed. Surely nothing is more important if you really think about it. One of the great things about this job is the ability to spend quality time with students, in particular people who live within 15 minutes walk of Kotoen, Nigawa and Mondoyakujin Stations. There are so many owner-operated restaurants in these areas and many serve authentic, ethnic cuisines without cutting corners. My only challenge is keeping my weight in check!
Martin Werner Zander
Smith’s School of English in Kotoen 月謝制 Real Monthly Tuition English Conversation School