I was born in a snowy city called Tokamachi in Niigata prefecture, Japan. When I was 18 I crossed the mountains and moved to Tokyo, the world’s biggest city, to study law. After 8 years I took a one-way flight to London to study philosophy. Subsequently I have lived in Exeter, Manchester and Tallinn. At the moment I live in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. I am married with two children.
(Image: me and my dad on a go-kart. my brother is chasing us)