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Michael J.


Tampa, FL

Member since:

October 20, 2011

How well can you speak and understand Japanese?

Conversationally fluent I guess. Was professionally fluent 14 years ago in Tokyo, but it's been over 10 years since I've spoken the language regularly.

Have you visited or lived in Japan? If so, what cities?

Have lived and worked in Japan off and on for over 20 years. Japanese minor in college. Lived mostly in Tokyo, and mainly on the Yamanote line - Meguro, Shibuya, Harajaku (my favorite). Also spent six months in Fujiyoshida. Would love to go back! Used to work in Shibuya not far from the train station.

What do you like about Japan?

Not nearly enough space here to try and answer this... I have a very deep and emotional love for Japan. Speaks to my soul in ways no other place ever has, or ever will.


Moved to Florida three years ago. Have studied, lived and worked in Japan many times over the last 20 years. Have a very deep love for Japan, the culture and customs. Look forward to meeting many of you.

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