Shoko Yamakawa

Toyota, Aichi, Japan

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  • Fluent in Japanese; learning English, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 27, Female
  • Member since 2010
  • Staff member
  • Tokyo University of Foreign Studies / Portuguese Language...
  • From Japan, Gifu
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me


I'm from Gifu, it's a small town of Japan, I've studied in Tokyo for 4 years and 1 year in Portugal. Now I'm living in Toyota where is famous for its car producer. I don't have any friends here, just colleagues, so if I can meet any new people here, it'll be amazing for me!

I've studied portugese language and fine-arts in Portugal in 2010. I love Portugal, the people there and their spirit.
I like talking to new people, visiting places where I've not been. I'm always interested in many things around me. Even if I'm not a good English speaker, I'm fond of communicating with foreign people :)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've just started to work since last April. From May, I began to live this city. It's 1 hour from Nagoya which is the 3rd biggest city of Japan.
It seems difficult to participate in CS here, but I'm going to try! I can go to Nagoya to take a walk on the weekend.


Even though I'm a beginner of CS, I feel like every time that I do CS, meet new people and talk to them, my horizons are getting broadening.


I like taking pictures and sometimes drawing, knowing how the people live around the world, learning other languages. Sometimes I also run, it's quite nice way to relax.

Music, Movies, and Books

'Kafka on the shore'

'the Beatles'
Recently I started lisening to it again. Especially old ones.
I also like instrumental music.

'Gattaca', 'Dead Poets Society', 'Running On Empty', 'Leon', 'Before Sunrise' , 'the Legend of 1900'...etc

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Meeting new people. Visiting new places. Knowing old and traditional japanese culture. Simply nature. I'm loving them!

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, United Kingdom, Vatican City State

Countries I’ve Lived In

Japan, Portugal

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