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San Diego, CA
Hometown: San Diego

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March 2, 2011

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

Spent 2.5 weeks there a few years ago; hit Nagasaki, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Tokyo, Kamakura, Hakone. Still so many places to explore; I hope to go back soon. Most of my contact has been with Japanese expats in San Diego.

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?

Not formally; picked up a tiny bit here & there ... mostly I speak Janglish (random words sprinkled into English); I'd like to get better at understanding/speaking "pure" Japanese, and work on sounding like a guy instead of a girl, haha.

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

Sorry, more of a Doraemon kind of guy; probably have ~20 Dora-items in my 4D pocket. (All were gifts so all are special.) Also enjoy Miyazaki, Tezuka, Urasawa Naoki ... and older stuff too: Kurosawa, Ozu. (Off topic ... ? Duh get used to it ... )


I've been drawn towards Japan as long as I can remember. Making friends from other cultures energizes me; I like to be exposed to new ways of thinking. My dream is to be a composer for movies, etc. As a hobby, I'm writing a movie set in Japan.

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