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David H.

Location:

San Mateo, CA

Member since:

July 29, 2006

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

I visited Japan back in 2003 for two weeks, bouncing between Tokyo and Shizuoka (with a friend living at each). I went again in April of '07, for a wedding in Yokohama. I also got to visit Kyoto for the first time. Nihon he mata ikitai!

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 studied Japanese, for 1 year total, at UCSD extension. Then, after some time passed, I dusted off my books, started reviewing the material, and began listening to some Japanese language tapes - for about 2 years. Conversation is the next step...

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

When I was a quite young, I had a small metal Hello Kitty coin container, which my mom must have found somewhere. It was my first introduction to "Engrish", and the idea of "Hello Kitty" as a name baffled my poor, young mind.

Introduction

Hajimemashite. Dave Herman to moushimasu. I have always enjoyed the Japanese language - it just sounds so good! Now that I am learning it, I look forward to meeting others with whom I can chat and enjoy the culture.


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