- Extensive knowledge having lived in Tokyo, Chiba, Hokkaido, Niigata, and Fukuoka prefectures for a combined 24 years, including 8 years as a student.
- Visited 39 out of 47 prefectures, including some more than once, e.g. Okinawa over 50 times, Kyoto 4 times.
Other countries visited
- Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam only...