I’ve lived in Nagasaki for 23 years
I speak English, Japanese
I am General manager, engineering
Hello, my name is Masaaki and I have lived in Nagasaki for more than 60 years. When I was 16 years old, I studied at a highschool in the USA as an exchange student for one year. More than 2, 000 students from all over the world were studying under the same program and it was a great experience for me to learn about the different cultures of the world through talking with them. I still like to travel and make trips several times a year, domestic and overseas, whenever I am not playing tennis. During my career, I welcomed numbers of important business clients and colleagues from overseas and it was my duty to show them the history, culture and beauty of port town Nagasaki, surrounded by beautiful nature. It was a great joy for me, just as guiding a good old friends from the distant who took trouble to visit Nagasaki to see me! Portown of Nagasaki has a very unique landscape, the port being surrounded by mountains. If you climb up one of the mountains, you can enjoy the spectacular view of the port where international cruise ship is docked almost everyday. Nagasaki is located at the west end of Japan and closest to Asian Continent (and to Europe also) and this again brought a very unique feature to Nagasaki's history as once "sole international trading port in Japan" during the national seclusion period. After retirement, I started to host international tourists. It is my great joy to talk with them and show them the beauty of my beloved hometown of Nagasaki.