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  • Fluent in English, Japanese
  • 37, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Freelance marketer/translator/writer/journalist/digital n...
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About Me

My name is Masaharu. I'm from a small town near Tokyo in Japan. :)

I am a "digital nomad" which means I can work and travel anywhere I want as long as I have a laptop and the internet, but digital nomad sounds too hip for my taste. :P

I work as a freelancer and help foreign companies to enter and succeed in Japan by translating and marketing. In 2016, I traveled half a year while I was traveling around Europe (map of my travel), working in the morning and walking in the afternoon.

Here is more about me.
My blog:

I like photography, playing guitar, cooking, philosophy and thinking about random things like philosophical zombies, how to manage tasks more efficiently, how to take better photos, future technologies, why dinosaurs are so big, and why we have a cultural difference.

--My bucket list of little things ---
Eat giant ostrich egg.
Eat surströmming, the Smelliest Food In The World.
Play hide and seek in IKEA.
Get hypnotized.
Grow a beard to 30cm.
Send a drink to a beautiful girl (probably a friend because I'm shy) in a bar like in movies.
Travel in India on the roof of a train.
Go to a country in hyperinflation like Zimbabwe in 2010 and fill a car, bath, bed with money.
Get in a taxi in black suits and yell "follow that car!"
Give homeless suits, books, money to get a job like in the movie "Pay it Forward."


I am introvert, but I am good at acting like an extrovert.
I like photo shooting.
I am a huge fan of movies, watched over 500 movies.
I like "aha!" feeling and "wow!" feeling. You know, when you figure mechanic or logic of something or solve a puzzle.
I practice guitar and water color painting.
I'm extremely calm. People never seem angry or excited.
I cannot dance. In Japan, clubbing is not common.
I cannot drink alcohol. I get sick.
I'm a coffee addict.
I eat a lot of sweets.
I'm planning to buy a huge house even though I am single.
I like cooking, but I hate baking.

  • photography
  • cooking
  • traveling
  • freelancing
  • languages
  • marketing
  • flea markets
  • digital nomad
  • cryptocurrency
  • vintage cameras

Music, Movies, and Books

Shawshank redemption
Ikiru by Akira Kurosawa
Pay it forward
Sunset Limited
Before Sunrise trilogy

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Becoming a freelancer from unemployed because it has given me a freedom to travel

Teach, Learn, Share

How to cook healthy Japanese food.
How to be a successful freelancer/translator
Google Analytics and Google Adwords (I am a certified partner).
Online Marketing.
Task Management and Getting Things Done.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Japanese, Chinese, Indian cooking and tips for freelancing.

Countries I’ve Visited

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Monaco, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In


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