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Anastasia Stefanidou

  • Where are you from?

    I grew up in Athens, where I attended a Hellenic-American school. After graduating from university, I moved to the UK, where I spent most of my adult life.


  • What is your background?

    My background is in music, art management, and tech. A few years ago, and while working for a film company based in London, I decided to return to learning and study towards another bachelor’s degree in World History and Japanese at the University of London. Last year, I came to Japan as an exchange student, but decided to stay and experience this beautiful country for a little while longer.

  • What do you enjoy the most about teaching?

    It’s an incredibly rewarding feeling, seeing students grow and develop both as learners and people. There’s a great sense of optimism and hope in making a positive impact on young and older students alike.

  • What is your goal/mission?

    No such thing! I try to take life one day at a time.

  • What do you do in your free time?

    I really like cooking, reading, and cycling through Tokushima on fine days.

  • What do you like/think about Tokushima/Japan?

    Tokushima may not be as well-known or popular with visitors compared to other prefectures in Japan, and yet this “off the beaten track” destination has so much to offer, from breath-taking nature, serene temples, and incredible food, to Japan’s largest dance festival.

  • Where would you like to go if you had a long holiday?

    I’d go for safari again in Africa.

  • Who is your idol?

    My dad. He is a true superhero.

  • What was your childhood dream?

    I wanted to travel through time. I still do…

  • What is your favorite Japanese food?

    Nothing beats zarusoba on a hot August day.

  • Is there anything people would be surprised to know about you?

    Hmm, perhaps that I can speak 4.5 languages.

  • Cats or Dogs?

    Oh no, please don’t ask me to take sides!

  • Coffee or Wine?

    Coffee in the morning – wine at night!

  • Natto or Goya?

    Love both!