Hello, my name is Mathieu Glacet, and I have been working as a Coordinator for International Relations for the Toyama Prefectural Government, through the Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program since July 2016.
I am from Brax, a small village in southern France 25km away from Toulouse. I studied Chemistry and Japanese at the University of Texas at Austin, and I had the opportunity to study abroad at the University of Iwate in Morioka, Japan. After I completed my bachelor’s degree in Texas, I started a master’s program at the University of Tokyo, before having to return home due to health issues. I found a job in Austin and once again moved to the United States, before this opportunity to be a CIR brought me back to Japan here in Toyama in 2016.
As a CIR, much of my work involves translating and proofreading. I also do interpreting, help organize events and exchange activities, teach English to prefectural employees, and give presentations about the United States, France, and language learning.
In my spare time, I enjoy playing cards, singing, hiking, skiing, and cooking.
Thanks for reading!
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