Tsietsi Monare

Nationality: South African
Time Living in Japan: 5 years
Employer: NHK
Current Job Title: Weather Anchor
Areas of Expertise: Public speaking, TV presenting, Climate Change Communication
Education: M.Sc in Geography
Language Ability: English – Advanced; Japanese – Beginner; Afrikaans/Dutch – Intermediate; Tswana – Native

Favorite Thing About Living in Japan: I much love the peace of mind I have here in terms of convenience and safety. My work environment is both challenging as well as accommodative of a good work-life balance.

Favorite Place to Visit in Japan: I enjoy spending time with friends at wine bars or restaurants with terraces. As a lover of cloud watching, I spend my time in parks gazing at clouds all afternoon long.

Tsietsi is a regular weather anchor on NHK World TV’s Newsline program. Before that he works for the national broadcaster in South Africa called SABC as a weather anchor for the popular Morning Live program. Tsietsi enjoys running, hiking, traveling and reading in his spare time. When he is not out exploring his surroundings, he is often just enjoying snacks at home while watching BBC Earth documentaries.