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Hi, I lived in Wellington, New Zealand, for 5 years and came back to Japan last year. Now I miss "Shortland Street" and "Home and Away" every day...
I used to teach Japanese at a New Zealand university and am happy to help people learn Japanese.
Currently I’m an assistant professor at a university in Osaka. よろしく！
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I have never surfed, but have hosted a couple of people so far and had a great time.
I have also been organising Japanese conversation meet ups in Wellington, where Japanese learners practise speaking Japanese with native speakers and other learners.
My first CS experience was giving a tour of Wellington to a Japanese visitor.
Travelling (obviously), movies, baseball, TV, and swimming.
Music, Movies, and Books
Books: Shakespeare plays. My favourites are The Twelfth Night and King Lear.
TV shows: Sherlock, The Big Bang Theory, Black Books, Black Adder, Revenge, 2 Broke Girls, Shortland Street
Japenese TV shows: Hagekata (Vulture), Fu-rin Kazan
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Traveling South Island of New Zealand was amazing!
Teach, Learn, Share
I used to teach Japanese at a New Zealand university and am happy to help people learn Japanese. I also have an English tour-guide license in Japan, so should be able to teach a thing or two about Japanese culture, history, tourist attractions, etc.
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Guam, Malaysia, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Japan, New Zealand, United States