PURE STAFF– What Our Teachers Value –

Each class is led by two teachers: a head teacher and a bilingual teacher.

Main teachers are primarily licensed educators with either a teaching license or a kindergarten teaching license. In some cases, experienced teachers with over three years of teaching experience and excellent performance evaluations may also take the lead.

Bilingual teachers are qualified educators or childcare professionals (Hoikushi) in Japan.



Hello everyone! I’m from the Philippines. Nice to meet you! I’m a licensed teacher from the Philippines. I used to be a Junior and Senior High School teacher in the Philippines. Before I came here in Japan, I completed my Master Degree course. I decided to go to Japan to explore and experience a new life. However, I think I am destined to be a teacher. After my Japanese language schooling, I’ve got the opportunity to teach again. I have used to be an Assistant Language Teacher in elementary schools for 2 years and a year in Junior High School. Because of my past teaching experiences, I’m eager to try new path of teaching―- that’s becoming a Kindergarten teacher. I’m looking forward to be a part of molding precious children in all aspects as possible.

Hi! My name is Yukiko and I’m a Bilingual Teacher. I am half Japanese and half Filipino. I was born in Tokyo, Japan but I was raised in the Philippines. I can speak both English and Japanese fluently. I graduated from the University of San Carlos with a Bachelor of Hotel and Restaurant Management.  I’d like to guide and nurture the curiosity of each child and help them develop efficient learning.

Hello! My name is Saori. I am a Bilingual teacher. I’m in charge of Japanese lessons and PE of all classes. I am from Gunma Prefecture. I graduated from Tokyo Women’s College of Physical Education and studied P.E and Education. I am a licensed Early Childhood Physical Education Instructor, and I have a license of Junior High/High School Health and Physical Education Teacher. As for sports, I have been an athlete for 15 years in canoeing, which I first started when I was in high school. I have 5 years of experience as a coach to national athletes in Gunma Prefecture. I love the sparkling smiles and loving faces of the children at Pure!

Hi! My name is Kayoko. I’m from Japan. I’m a bilingual teacher. I became a qualified childcare worker “Hoikusi”. I have one daughter and I like to cook with her on weekends. I have lived in Russia and Vietnam, and I love to eat the food of those countries. I am a licensed Junior high and high school English teacher. Before living abroad, I worked as an English teacher at a children’s English language school, a junior high school, and a high school in Japan. I look forward to talking, learning, and playing with cute PURE children!

Hi!My name is June. I have 7 years teaching experience in Japan with TEYL certification (Teaching English to Young Learners). I’m a mother of a cute boy♡ I love teaching kids! I want my students to learn not only academically but also good values. I want children to feel safe and loved while they are away from their parents. I am also in charge of after school. I know that some children are anxious about their first English lesson at after school, but I understand Japanese, so don’t worry!

Hello everyone! My name is Mio. I am a Bilingual teacher and in charge of Japanese lessons.I graduated from Meiji University and my major was commercial science. I had worked for some companies as an accounting staff, but I decided to become a Hoikushi. I have been interested in children’s development and non-cognitive ability for a long time. I’m very happy to stay with PURE students and I am looking forward to seeing them every day! I have private certification of Rhythmic and Yoga. I love eating and watching musicals.

Nice to meet you all! My name is Shrinnwanti (Shrin). I have graduated from the University of Calcutta, India with a bachelor of Science in Geography and with economics and mathematics as my minor subjects.I am thrilled to be a part of this wonderful learning community. I believe that education is the key to unlocking a child’s full potential, and I am passionate about creating a nurturing and stimulating environment where they can thrive.Through a combination of engaging activities, interactive lessons, and hands-on experiences, I aim to encourage the students to explore the world around them and develop a love for learning and also to ignite their curiosity about the world and it’s diversity in every aspect.

Hello! My name is Sanae, and I teach music. I was born and raised in Toda, and have been living in Toda for most of my life! I like playing the piano, tennis, and watching movies! All children are born musical, and I love to see them express themselves through music, singing and dancing in their own ways!I have a Japanese childcare work license, Eiken for early childhood educators Grade 1, and I am certified as a Japanese language teacher. I also have a license to teach an American music education program, Music Together In-school.