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English teacher impressed by Taketomi Island

Date Posted: 2001-09-21

Taketomi Town in Yaeyama introduced its first Assistant Foreign Language Teacher, Mathew Dickson in August. He is now teaching English at fourteen public schools around the island and in the town.

Dickson is from northern England and came to Taketomi after he studied linguistics in college. He so far has seen Mushama in Hateruma Island, and took part in celebrating the Bon festival with other islanders. After dancing Eisa, Dickson stated, “all the islands are beautiful and quiet and their people are nice. And the music and dance in each island is very interesting.”

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