Nao Shirai

Year of Birth: 1989
Hometown: Isehara
Country: Japan
Hobby: Movies, Live Music, Traveling, Checking out second-hand/interior items/tableware shops
Favorite Sport: Hiking, Swimming
Motto: Smiling will make life happier

A little about myself:

After experiences in several different job fields, a great meeting with new people brought me to the field of education. I have stayed in Scotland and Canada and feel that communicating with people in English gives me a different kind of joy. I love to explore nature because I grew up in the part of Kanagawa, a part of Japan close to mountains.

Q. What’s your favorite color?
A. Green

Q. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when I say “Green”?
A. The color of new leaves

Q. Do you have kids?
A. No

Q. What are three things you value?
A. Kindness, Independence, Imagination

Q. What kind of place was your hometown?
A. Not a big city but it has a beautiful view of Oyama mountain.

Q. What is your favorite Japanese food?
A. Nabe (Hot Pot). I sometimes cook it even in summer.

Q. What is your favorite non-Japanese food?
A. Chinese food

Q. What’s your favorite place in Japan outside Tokyo?
A. Hakone, Kamakura

Q. What place in Japan do you want to go?
A. Okinawa, Hokkaido

Q. What do you like best about yourself?
A. I like the part of my personality to try to enjoy new things.

Q. What do you do on your free time?
A. Watching movies at home or going out for shopping. I love to visit second-hand shops.

Q. What country do you want to visit the most?
A. Ireland. Listening to Irish music performed in a pub is one of my dreams!

Q. What are your favorite movies?
A. Disney movies, Ghibli movies, The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Interstellar, Big Fish, Sister Act. When I was growing up, I watched many movies at home with my family, so I have lots of favorite movies.

Q. Who are your favorite actors/actresses?
A. Maggie Smith, Cate Blanchett, Emma Watson, Ewan McGregor

Q. What is another field of work that is very interesting to you?
A. Food service and care service. It was fun working at a local Chinese restaurant when I was in Canada.

Q. What is one thing you want to do before you die?

A.Build a house from scratch

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