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Overview

  • 230 references 185 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Japanese; learning Lao, Spanish, Thai
  • 57, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Translator, Sales engineer
  • University
  • No hometown listed
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About Me

**MUST read the followings before sending a request, If not, all REJECTS without reason.**

Due to the change of regulation on my apartment, I cannot accept any surfers EXCEPT "MY FRIENDS".
So only the surfer who want to become my friend has a possibility to accept and invite to my home.
Please read carefully my profile and well understand me, then you send a request with your sincere and faithful feeling to me.
All the surfers MUST write the following sentence on request. : "I want to be your friend!"
( Do not send a friend request before meeting. I only accept it with real contact.)

I know this is inconvenient for all travelers who want to meet locals.
I had tried to change it but it's too small power against the huge conservative residents who never ever want to meet and communicate with foreigners.

Negative references:

Hosting takes huge risk of acceptance and adaptation to the specific surfers who have different and strange manners and characteristics.

All negatives are same type of persons as follows.
1. Surfers who didn't read my profile or ignore to read it. And finally complain too much with the reasons not fitting to their life style.
2. Surfers who don't like to talk and only need to sleep.
3. Surfers who never understand the spirit of CS, no respect and sharing, just using as a refugee for saving money.

Please read some other references before making decision.
I would like to meet the surfers who enjoy talking with me, not ONLY use CS for a sleeping place.

ABOUT ME:
Open minded for everyone. Interesting in different lifestyle and thinking. Love talking about movie, football and traveling. Cooking Japanese food, not the luxury one like Sushi and Templa, but traditional and basic one like Japanese rice, Miso soup and surly Takoyaki.

CURRENT MISSION

To present my lovely, beautiful, wonderful and amazing country, JAPAN

PHILOSOPHY

Smile makes you happy and be loved.
Life is only one time, don't lose your chance.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

CS is one of the best site to meet many different, attractive, friendly and real people.
It is so powerful and amazing to share the opinion, policy, idea, religion, culture, just like world's mobile library.
Let us open eyes to see the real world!

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

By hosting, exchange culture, tradition and own experience, give good impression of my country, JAPAN.
By surfing, amaze special and local places, activities and people. By all, be a good friend for all the time of life.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I concrete my Hosting concept with the help of many lovely surfers.
I accept almost all the surfers considering with availability, private and public.

Interests

Wine, Cheese, Thailand, France, Tennis, Football, Movie, Travel, Second life.

  • culture
  • folklore
  • education
  • dining
  • cooking
  • wine
  • cheese
  • japanese food
  • politics
  • traveling
  • surfing
  • soccer
  • tennis
  • teaching
  • religion

Music, Movies, and Books

Somewhere in time, It's a wonderful life, Joni Mitchel, Taeko Ohnuki, Ann Sally

Grave of the Fireflies: Most emotional film
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vPeTSRd580
http://www.amazon.com/Grave-Fireflies-Two-Disc-Collectors-Edition/product-reviews/B00006HAWP

My boom is Jazz with listening the internet radio, http://www.jazzradio.com/

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Travelling in 4 months around Europe in 1989. In this epoque, Japanese yen was absolutely weak enough, 240 yen to 1 dollar. So must do modest touring in Europe, but with precious experience which surly determine my future brilliantly!

Teach, Learn, Share

Language; English, French, Thai. Enough skill for learning complete different language from nature tangue.
Traveling; Tourist market in Japan, Thailand and France. Important information for travellers who want original one.
Culture, tradition and manner; basic and well important information for understanding Japan and Japanese.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Interesting discussion about Japan, ex. culture, behavior, thinking, food, politics, economy, education, religion....
Cooking real Japanese food with homemade.
Travel experience over 24 countries in ancient time, '90s

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Japan, Thailand

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