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San Diego, CA

Member since:

March 15, 2014

Tell us about your interest in, or your relationship to, Japan / Japanese.

I am a San Diego native and am planning to do volunteer work in Japan. It would be my first time and I wish to make friends to improve the experience. I hope to see the natural beauty and authentic cultural values. I am from a Latino background. Unfortunately no one in my family is as passionate about Japanese culture and I seek friends and potential career connections. I am majoring in Linguistics and minoring in communications. I plan to transfer to UCSD soon next year and profession as a translator.

If you are not from Japan, have you studied Japanese? Where? 日本の方、日本のどこからですか?

I have been studying since I was 2 years old. I have dictionaries, child books, textbooks, manga and videogames to reinforce my learning. I distinctly like the art of speaking and writing the language. Even though I struggle with difficult kanji and translations, I enjoy every second of it. I have formally taken 5 courses in college and wish to continue with conversational supplements. Along with Japanese, I am studying Mandarin and Korean. My goal is to be fluent in 5 languages and to be of service to international companies. I can see myself assisting foreign guests of San Diego feel respected and learn the treasures of the San Diego's unique culture.

How many Hello Kitty items do you own? (No, possession of Kitty-chan articles is not a requirement of membership.)

ごめなさい, do samurai swords count for membership? Actually I have a caligraphy set, a Second Degree black belt in Karate, 6 favorite Japanese bands, an autographed Polysics jumpsuit, 5 Japanese speaking video games (no english subtitles)!, and a Daruma statue.


皆さん、こんにちは!My name is Jando and I breath for Japanese language and culture. I am a male turning 21 this April and is ready for new experiences and opportunities. I am also interested in East Asian philosophy martial arts karaoke meeting new friends.

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