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Hilary

Location:

Tempe, AZ

Member since:

November 13, 2011

How well can you speak, read, write or understand Japanese?

For a non-native speaker, I was pretty advanced at my peak at the end of college. It's been years since I really used my Japanese, so until I jump back into it I'm not sure how much I've forgotten and how much will come back to me, but I'd love to find out! *Update* I have downgraded myself to intermediate :( after attempting a nihongo dake kaiwa, but am inspired to brush up on the skills that are still in there somewhere...

What about Japan or Japanese culture interests you?

EVERYTHING. It's my second home (even though I haven't been back in years).

Have you ever been to Japan? Where? If not, is there an area that you'd like to visit?

I lived in Tokyo from age 10-18, and then went to Nagoya for a year-long study abroad in college. I was fortunate to travel much of the country (and the world!) when I was living there.

Introduction

Hi! I am half-Japanese and also a TCK (third culture kid) who lived in Japan for the second half of my childhood and went to the American School in Japan for 8 years. Although I'm American, I have strong roots with Japan and its culture.


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