I came to Japan five years ago. At that time, yeah, of course, I had an interest in Japan. I liked Japanese music and Japanese movies; I had studied Japanese history in university; I had studied the language a little bit. Coming to Japan wasn’t as random and unexpected as I may have let on at the time.
When I came, I didn’t really have any concrete plans though. Some people, when they come on JET, they say, “Alright, I’m gonna do two years, save my money like mad, then go home and do grad school,” or “Extended paid vacation woo!” or whatever. I didn’t have sort of plans like that when I came — I had a more sort of “wait and see” attitude.