Adam 代表取締役

Hi アダムです、オーストラリアのゴールドコーストで生まれました。1999年、高校生時代に初めて日本に訪れて以来、あっという間に時間が経ちました!

Hi, I’m Adam. I was born on the Gold Coast, Australia. I first visited Japan as a High School student in 1999, time has flown by since then! I love the ocean, and especially sailing. I’m a member of a Yacht Racing team here in Nishinomiya. I love kids, and I love the Kobe & Akashi region, so to be able to teach kids here in this area is fulfilling my dream! I look forward to meeting you at Beans!

BA in Japanese (日本語文学士)
MA in Applied Linguistics (応用言語学修士)
Yacht Racing, Travel.
“Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.”

Emi 取締役


Hi, I’m Emi. I was born in Tokyo and lived in Australia for a few years and now i love living in Kobe raising my 2 daughters. I love traveling and I have visited 22 countries so far, I enjoy making new friends and experiencing different foods and cultures from all over the world . Speaking English is the key to making your world bigger and brighter. I love music, let’s sing English songs together!

Ukulele, Marine sports, Travel, Art & Painting
Listen to your heart and do what you really like

Hiwako マネージャー


Hi, I’m Hiwako. What’s your dream? I believe all kids are geniuses, and they can be anything they want to be if they try. All of my children enjoy studying English! Feel free to come and have a chat sometime.

Spending time with my children.
“Think different!”

Cameron 講師 & 英検統括

Hi, ニュージーランドの最南端から来たキャメロンです。

Hi, I’m Cameron and hail from the deep south of New Zealand. I’ve been living in Japan since 2012 and enjoy watching Japanese comedians on TV. “Downtown” are my favorite. Which comedians do you like?

Playing video games, Learning web design, Studying Japanese.
“Sweet as!”

Oliver 講師 & 教育指導・カリキュラム統括


Hi, I’m Oliver! I’m an Aussie, but my parents are from Poland and Egypt. I’ve traveled to many countries, studying ancient history and archaeology. In Australia I studied philosophy in Melbourne Uni, too. But after all, Japanese life is the best for me. Japan’s so beautiful, and I really love the people here.

Reading, Writing, Piano, Cooking… too many to list! Feel free to ask me when you see me!
“Tell the truth”
My mother told me (many times) to always “tell the truth!” especially when it’s hard. I didn’t like it at the time, but now I love it!

Kaster 講師 & 幼児教育・保育施設講師派遣


I’m Kaster, like the news “caster” from Zero!
When I was just out of High School, I moved to Canada for 10 years. I wanna share my experiences in Canada with my students and show them that if they put their mind to it, they can achieve anything! When I was growing up, I loved being around nature, catching fish and cooking food outdoors with my dad every summer. Now I’m hooked on “the outdoors!”

Camping & Outdoors.
“go slowly but surely!” Nobody says learning English is easy. It doesn’t matter how long you take, as long as you don’t give up!

Kris 講師 & 教育指導


Hello, I’m Kris! I am from the United Kingdom, the home of Harry Potter and Fish & Chips. I like history, learning Japanese, watching anime and eating vanilla ice cream. What flavor ice cream do you like?

Playing video games, Listening to Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.
“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them”. A phrase from Walt Disney.

Jason 講師, IT技術者 & メディア担当


Hello! I’m Jason and I’m from Australia. A few of my favorite things are good food, delicious coffee, great views, meeting new people and traveling to new places! Once upon a time I worked in a law firm, but after many long days I realized that being a teacher is my dream! So here I am in Japan!

Cooking, Reading books, Magic tricks, Watching Anime, Learning new languages, and Visiting temples and castles!
I think it’s important to “always look on the bright side!”

Abby 講師, 教材管理・統括 & 新教材作成・教材開発


Hello, I am Abby. I’m from Cebu Island in the Philippines. People usually go there for white sand beaches. I like kushikatsu, ramen noodles and Japanese curry. I can eat level-5 spicy ramen and level-3 spicy curry! Do you like spicy food?

Taking pictures, Watching movies & Sightseeing.
“No dream is too big and no dreamer too small!” From the Movie – Turbo

Marcus 講師 & イベント立案

Hi, マーカスです。僕はオランダ出身ですが、生まれてからずっと世界中を旅してきました。アフリカのサファリの壮大な大自然からインドネシアのとても混雑したストリートまで、大陸中の魅力的な場所に住む機会に恵まれました。20年間、多種多様な人々や文化に出会い、過ごしたその一瞬一瞬が大好きです。素晴らしい景色や人々のいる日本で、子供たちに英語を教える機会に巡り合えたことをとても感謝しています。

Hi, I am Marcus. I come from The Netherlands, but I’ve been traveling the world for my whole life. I have had the privilege of living in fascinating places that span over continents. From the captivating sights of African safaris to the overly crowded streets of Indonesia. I have spent these 20 years of my life meeting the most diverse people and cultures and loved every minute of it. Japan is a remarkable country, in both its sights and people, and I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to work here.

Reading, politics, fitness, music, and sightseeing.
“Do not think that what is hard for you to master is humanly impossible; and if it is humanly possible, consider it within your reach” – Marcus Aurelius

Connor 講師


Hello! My name’s Connor. I come from a small town in New South Wales Australia called Lismore, known for its rainfall and a bit of a hippie scene. I grew up with my big sister, our dog Pappy, and both our parents’ love of music. I’ve been really into science fiction from a young age, an interest that has led me to enjoy Japanese anime in high school and eventually – along with some great travel experiences to Europe and Japan – decided to come and live here! Teaching is something I’ve always wanted to do, and working here at Beans is turning out to be truly fulfilling.

Film, sci-fi novels, video games, music, and photography.
“Who am I to blow against the wind?” A lyric from Paul Simon.

Kimmy 講師

Hi!! キミーです!太陽が降り注ぐ陽気なカリフォルニアのロサンゼルスから来ました。この街を散策すると、有名なランドマークのハリウッドサインや、すごく美味しいハンバーガーなど、たくさんの素敵な場所を発見できます。私はいつも愛犬と冒険していました。私は短編映画を撮影したり写真を撮るのが大好きです。あなたのお気に入りの映画は何ですか?

Hi I’m Kimmy! I am from sunny Los Angeles, California. Home of the Hollywood sign, really yummy hamburgers, and lots of great places to hike and explore. I enjoy being active and going on adventures with my dog. I love making short films & photography. What’s your favorite movie?

Movies, reading, painting, video games, astronomy, cooking, and much more!


“Just keep swimming” – Dory.

Rika 文法の専門講師


Hi, I’m Rika. I enjoy comparing grammatical differences between Japanese and English, and love making new grammar-games. Please feel free to ask me any questions, I love chatting with my students.

Exercising, Stretching, and Dancing.
“Hard work doesn’t betray.”

Kumiko 受付・アシスタント


Hi, I’m Kumiko. I love to stay at home and relax on my days off. I usually spend my time watching American dramas, in English of course! Though, sometimes I need Japanese subtitles. What’s your favorite drama?

Watching Movies, Listening to Music.
“Take it easy!”

Miko 受付・アシスタント


Hi, I’m Miko. I grew up in Maiko and lived in the USA for about 10 years. Living overseas was a life-changing experience for me. If you are interested in studying or working abroad, come and share your dreams with me, I’ll support you!

Trying new things, Golf.
“What you are looking for is looking for you.”

Ryo 受付・アシスタント


Hi, I’m Ryo! I was once a Beans Student for six years, from the second grade of junior high school until university. I majored in English at university and also studied abroad in Vancouver, Canada. I want to support all students at Beans, because I know how much fun you can have being able to speak English, and also I know how much fun classes are at Beans! My dream is to become trilingual, so I study French too. Lets enjoy studying hard together!

Watching and playing all sports.
“Everything in our lives is meaningful, there is nothing wasted in our lives. It all depends on you.”