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  • Fluent in Chinese, English; learning Japanese
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Author, Entrepreneur, Web Graphic UI/UX Designer, Musician
  • B.A. English Literature, Graphic / Web Design Diploma
  • From Toronto
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

Takatsu, known as a passionate trailblazer of online literature and transmedia storytelling, is an award-winning writer of literary fiction, Wattpad star and featured author of 20,000 followers, poet, philosopher, musician, designer, and guest speaker from Toronto. In 2008, through coming-of-age story, Textnovel Reader’s Choice Award winning Secondhand Memories (Sakura Publishing 2015), he pioneered the Japanese “cell phone novel” phenomenon in the English-speaking world. In 2014, his critically acclaimed dystopian magical realist novel, Espresso Love ranked #1 for Sci-Fi, won a Watty’s Award and reached 1 million reads. Inspiritus Press published his visionary literary and art collection, Of Forests and Clocks and Dreams, in 2016, and he received the Babs Burggraf Award for his short story "The Elephant Girl". He believes in inspiring others, speaking to the heart, awakening souls and helping build communities that shine and continues to coordinate community and innovation through Inspiritus Press, the Wattpad Literary Fiction Network, the Cell Phone Novel movement and social marketing initiatives.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I've met a lot of couch surfers on my trip to Tokyo, and they immediately felt like family. There is a shared aura amongst travelers, we resonate on the same wavelengths, have sensitivity and seek adventure and passion in the same way. I've shared lots of memories, laughs and explored many places, one by one, friends and friends of friends. I'm a big networker and everywhere I go, my passion is to hear your story and also to inspire others with my own. I've always grown up with a multicultural environment and have led many communities online and in person with people all over the world. In many instances, it would seem like a miracle to have people of such diversity and varied backgrounds being in one place at the same time. I remember on my first day in Tokyo, there were already seven people from seven different countries who fast became friends that I still keep in touch with today. In HK, I joined a huge CS gathering and picnic event of perhaps almost a hundred people. We kept in touch and and CS is definitely one of the best places to meet awesome friends.


  • arts
  • culture
  • writing
  • literature
  • singing
  • performing arts
  • design
  • picnic
  • anime
  • traveling
  • painting
  • drawing
  • music
  • guitar
  • piano
  • skateboarding
  • philosophy
  • visual arts
  • spirituality
  • science fiction
  • creative writing
  • literary fiction
  • wattpad

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, China, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, China, Japan

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