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Tatsuya Nakata

Suita, Osaka Prefecture, Japan

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Overview

  • 12 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Japanese; learning Spanish
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Academic
  • PhD in linguistics
  • From Tokyo
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

ABOUT ME

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.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

My first CS experience was giving a tour of Wellington to a Japanese visitor.

Interests

Travelling (obviously), movies, baseball, TV, and swimming.

Music, Movies & 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

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