Esperanto Nihongo

Reza Kheir-khah

* About me:

My name is Mohammad-Reza Kheir-khah. I was born in Tehran, the capital of Iran, studied English in the College of Translation, and worked for Iranian magazines as a translator, editor and journalist.

In 1986 I began learning Esperanto, the International Language, and after one year I participated in the Universal Congress of Esperanto, which was held in Warsaw, Poland. I was surprised that after only one year studying of Esperanto, I could communicate with so many people from so many countries (more than 6000 participants from 72 countries of 5 c ontinents).

After that I began seriously studying Esperanto, and in 1989, I went to the Netherlands, where I worked as volunteer in the Universal Esperanto-Association for three months. Since that time I have worked as a professional Esperantist and have visited more than 20 countries in the world.

In 1990 I visited Japan for the first time. During my 3 month visit, I saw many parts of Japan and I was surprised that there were so many Japanese Esperantists. I made speeches about my country in different Esperanto-clubs, cultural centres and so on. Also, I was interviewed a few times by local newspapers.

From 1992 until October 1998, I lived near Tokyo and worked in the International Section of the Yumeiho Clinic ( Japanese massage therapy), where I answered letters concerning Yumeiho from all over the world. I also taught Esperanto at some Esperanto-clubs in and around Tokyo, wrote articles for Esperanto magazines, and produced a series of cassettes called Nightingale.

From 1998 until 2000 I lived in Kagawa prefecture (Shikoku island) where I taught Esperanto and English at a company named Swany.

In 2000 I moved to Taiwan where I currently teach English professionally, and also teach many Esperanto classes, including an extra-curricular class at a large high school (Ping Rong). The number of Esperanto speakers is growing in this southern city (Ping Tung) and we always welcome guests.

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