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Enjoy own life.
Meet the world.
Share my experience.
Help people in Fukushima.
Make CS friends more than 100 by Tokyo Olympic Game in 2020.
I am Japanese, house-husband, an individual investor and a host in Tokyo. I have multicultural experience in my carrier, I worked as a mechanical engineer for companies in Japan, USA and Belgium by my age of 50.
I already retired and enjoy my new life such as cycling, traveling, volunteer work in wiped out cities by Tsunami mainly in Fukushima.
I am not party person. I don't drink alcohol (but my wife drinks). I would like to enjoy conversation with my guests. I want my guest to make oneself at home. For the moment it seems to be succeeded and satisfied when I read my References.
I love exploring new places and meeting new people. I would like to make my house to be the oasis in Tokyo for experienced travelers from all over the world. I have a page in my blog for traveler visiting Tokyo and Japan that will be something help you;
So I would like travel in all over the world. Someday I will go out for a big tour visiting my guests with my bicycle!
"Enjoy your life!" given by my friend in Belgium.
"It's not important what you earn, it's what you spend that is important." given by my friend in Australia.
"You raise me up to more than I can be." by a song.
"Those who come are welcome, those who leave are not regretted." as I do everyday.
The disparity between wealth and poverty goes on widening. Rich man becomes richer, poor man becomes poorer. But a movement of 'Share You Own' is one of counter solution I think. The share means not only money and property, also knowledge, education, experience and peace mind among people with good sense. It's very fun if you join.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I love share movement and Sharing Economy, car sharing, tool sharing... Couchsuring is one of them.
Now I am a host in Tokyo and receive many request from surfers. Someday I would like to visit to surfers who I hosted. I would like to meet good people and enjoy with them at my house for same period in each life. Indeed all my guests were wonderful and we shared experience, knowledge and life each other. I organize the private group in Facebook 'Yoshi's guests, Come Again!' You may join if you stay my home, and you may share and be shared information with members.
I share useful information to my guest as follows;
I am hosting for travelers in Tokyo. I hosted people from:
China, USA, Taiwan, South Korea, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Germany, Netherlands, Brazil, Argentine, UK, Italy, Australia, Portugal ...
Visiting art museum
Think what is;
Goal of Life
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: love movies, watched maybe more than 300.
Music; J-Pops, R&B, Jazz, Classic, listen as BGM.
Books; love documentary, novel, history, science, technology, anthropology and global economy.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
World is full of differences. When I come back from abroad, I everytime realize Japan is a kind of miracle country which is clean, safety, organized, gentle, kind, polite, full of piece, beautiful four seasons, free drinkable water ....
When you travel in Japan, you may sometimes feel strange. Your Japanese host or Japanese friend in Japan will provide you something what you want before you ask. It's like magic, it's call OMOTENASHI. Japanese have the spirit that they treat you more than their family. And they guess what you want and what you are you going to do. Then they make action before you ask something.
Teach, Learn, Share
I keen on riding bicycle. Also I participate bicycle race and event. I can share about bicycle experience, mechanical tips and traveling information in Japan. Of course I will share my bicycle, mini velo and MTB for couchsurfers. And I can tell you the preferable road not only in Tokyo also all over Japan where you want to go by bicycle.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Bicycle, Japanese, Origami, Japanese calligraphy (Shodo), travel tips in Japan (especially travel in Japan by bicycle), volunteer information in Japan.
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Laos, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Myanmar, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State, Viet Nam
Countries I’ve Lived In