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Yoshinori Saito

Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

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Overview

  • 21 Positive References
  • Fluent in Japanese; learning English
  • 55, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • House-husband, Individual investor, ...
  • Universty in Tokyo Japan.
  • From Kanazawa, Japan
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Enjoy own life.
Meet the world.
Share my experience.
Help people in Fukushima.

ABOUT ME

I am Japanese, house-husband, an individual investor and a host in Tokyo. I worked as a mechanical engineer in Japanese, American and Belgian companies by my age of 50.
http://jp.linkedin.com/in/yoshinorisaito
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 would like to enjoy conversation with my guests. I want my guest to make oneself at home. For the moment it's been succeeded and satisfied when I read my References.
I love exploring new places and meeting new people. 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!

PHILOSOPHY

"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.
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.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I am hosting for travelers in Tokyo. I hosted people from:
China, USA, Taiwan, South Korea, France, Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, Netherlands, Brazil, Argentine ...

Interests

I love cycling, traveling, photograph, motorcycle, cooking, climb Mt., films, visiting art museum, volunteer work in cities wiped out by Tsunami.
Global economy. Sharing economy.

Music, Movies & Books

Movies:love watching movies, maybe more than 300.
Music;Pops, Jazz, Classic, everything, but as BGM.
Books;love documentary, novel, history, science 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 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 races. 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, travel tips 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, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Belgium, Japan

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