Nikki Kininmonth

Tokyo , Japan

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  • Japanese/English translator&interpreter
  • BA in Sociology and Film Studies @ Uni of Auckland
  • From Japan and New Zealand are both homes for me
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About Me

Easy going and mostly likeable vegan-flexitarian who's happy to help out with whatever that needs doing, or just chilling in the sun with your dog or cat or iguana.

I work online and sometimes let my laptop take away WAAAAY too much of my time than I should.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

The desire to save money and enjoy a speckle portion of what the human race has to offer.

Since last year, I've been experimenting with my nomad work lifestyle. Basically that's the new age phrase that means "working on the road (and couches)".

Feeling forever grateful to the many, many people who share me their space and time - one day hopefully I can pay it all forward.


music, reading, vegan cooking (I'm generally a vegan at home but often lose my morals when I eat out), tickling cats and babies, darning socks, modeling for creative art projects,

All kinds of political and social activism and protests. Anybody who is involved in ways that empower people through autonomy and self-reliance.

Music, Movies, and Books

Determined to start reading David Thoreau's Civil Disobedience & Walden, which I've owned for 2 years.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I worked as a personal assistant/translator for David Lee Roth for up to 6 months while he was living in Tokyo getting a massive ink job from the living tattoo legend Horiyoshi III.

Teach, Learn, Share

I work as a freelance translator and interpreter of Japanese and English in Tokyo and anywhere else people want me to go.

If you want to practice your Japanese on me that's cool too. I'll teach you all the dirty stuff, as well as handy phrases like "Pass me the soysauce".

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can help with cooking or cleaning, or I can help you watch TV. I'm pretty good at entertaining myself just as much as socializing.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Japan, New Zealand, United States

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