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Taka Harada

Charlotte, NC, USA

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Overview

  • 23 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Japanese; learning Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
  • 43, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Financial System Engineer
  • Undergraduate in the US
  • From Okayama, Japan.
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Travel around the world

ABOUT ME

I'm a Japanese guy originally from Okayama, Japan, but have been living in the US for the past 12 years (the first 4 years doing a undergraduate study in Providence RI, and the next 3 years working in NYC, and the last 5 years in Charlotte, NC).

In the Spring of 2008 (a year after I got my green-card), I quit my job at a bank, and since then, have been traveling around abroad half the time each year (I'd like to travel for a longer period continuously, but I can't due to my green card requirement). In 2008, I traveled in South America, the southern Africa, and the middle east, and in 2009, I've so far traveled in India, Nepal, China, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, Turkey, Morocco and Spain. I plan to continue traveling around the world for the next 2 or 3 years (as long as the money lasts :).

I'm a financial system engineer by trade, and have worked for numerous different banks in the past (in fact, some of them no longer exist after the initial debacle of the ongoing financial crisis...) Considering the current economic situation, I'm definitely not looking forward to going back to work :).

Interests

Traveling. Old Movies. Learning Language.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Zimbabwe

Countries I've Lived In

Japan, United States

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