David L. Hayter
Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) Leader
David L. Hayter currently lives and works in Yokkaichi, Mie, Japan. Before coming to Japan in 2014, he worked in various positions throughout the Southern California area gaining experience in industries ranging from customer service and corporate retail management to market research and private security.
During his time as a student at CSU Long Beach, he studied history, international studies, and Japanese. He was an active member and leader in the CSULB Shotokan Karate Club and oversaw the operations of the student government’s radio, television, and print publication while serving as a trustee on the ASI Media Board.
As an ALT Leader, he has taught all levels from kindergarten through the ninth grade. Besides teaching junior high school English classes, his other responsibilities include designing and delivering training programs for newly hired ALTs, providing them with continued support, and assisting in the planning and presenting of in-service workshops for JTEs (Japanese teachers of English) in elementary and junior high school.
Outside of work, he is an avid cook, gets beat up on Overwatch, trains hard, helps run the ALT Training Online Blog as the Community Media Manager and writes for this blog.
About The Site
Bringing Yokkaichi to you!
(Above: View of Yokkaichi from Mt. Gozaisho)
There is a lot information out there about teaching and living in Japan. Most of it is pretty helpful, but people come and go so much that some of it needs an update!
The goal of this site is to bring you up to date information that you can use whether you're thinking about coming to Japan or you've been here forever. I want to give you the information you need so you can do the things you want to do and live your life to the fullest!
Yokkaichi Connections covers a variety of topics ranging from teaching English, life in Yokkaichi, living in Japan, professional development, and more!