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  • 19 references 15 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Japanese
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2018
  • Student
  • Keio University in Tokyo, Edinburgh University in UK
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About Me

Hi. I'm Ken. I grew up in Sapporo, Hokkaido and currently live in Tokyo.

I am a student studying economics, social thought, and philosophy.
Studied abroad at the University of Edinburgh in UK as an exchange student.

I love to play football, futsal and practice guitar.

Also love comedy (both japanese and English ones like George Carlin's standup).
I really appreciate if you can teach me comedy in your country.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

To exchange thoughts, knowledge, stories with many people with different backgrounds!

I'd love to broaden my perspectives and expand the extent of sympathy through real communication with real people.


  • japanese food
  • politics
  • anime
  • soccer
  • economics
  • journalism
  • philosophy
  • sociology
  • english
  • manga
  • comedy
  • japan
  • japanese
  • hichhiking
  • united kingdom

Music, Movies, and Books

I love somewhat old but still impactful music, such as the Beatles, Eric Clapton, Billy Joel, Queen, and Simon & Garfunkel.

Philosophy books.
Kant is my favorite, but my interest is extensive, from the ancient greek philosophers like Socrates to relatively current ones like John Rawls.

"JUSTICE" by Michal Sandel is what brought me to study ongoing issues in the world from philosophical perspectives.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Participated in the World University Debating Championship in Greece!!

Teach, Learn, Share

My major is economics, social thought and philosophy.
I'm really happy if you are interested in philosophical questions such as the famous trolly problem.

Can teach Japanese, basic philosophical knowledge and how to debate.

What I Can Share with Hosts

My travel experiences, Japanese foods and sake, no judgment and expectation.

Countries I’ve Visited

Belgium, China, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Japan, Netherlands, South Korea, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Japan, United Kingdom

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