addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscontroller-playcredit-cardcrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobe--smallglobegmailgooglegroupshelp-with-circleimageimagesinstagramFill 1launch-new-window--smalllight-bulblinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1ShapeoutlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonprintShapeShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo

Marty Q.


Tampa, FL

Member since:

April 28, 2012

How well can you speak and understand Japanese?

I am a beginner in speaking Japanese and understanding a Japanese speaker. I can slowly read & write Katakana & Hiragana & I recognize the meaning of several Kanjii, but I can only read & write the most basic of Japanese sentences. However this small knowledge has served me well when encountering Japanese people.

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

I lived & studied at Yokota AFB near Fussa, Tokyo in[masked]. As a teenager, I was able to travel to a few cities near Tokyo by train, bus & bicycle; we went ice skating at Ome, visited the volcanic beaches & made a few trips to Summerland. I worked for 2 months in Utsunomia in 1995 & visited the shrine in Nikko. In 2014, I worked at NAF Atsugi near Ayase in Kanagawa for 5 months; I visited Fuji, Kamakura, Yokohama, Enoshima, Odawara & Tokyo & became very familiar with living in the Ayase/Ebina/Yamato area. In October 2016, I had meetings in the Akita area & took a week of vacation around Yokohama & Kamakura.

What do you like about Japan?

The land, people, language, art, music & technology are wonderful in many, many ways.


Hello everyone.

What Marty Q. is saying about this Meetup Group


People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy