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Hello, 

I'm Akiko Nagamatsu

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Hobbies & Interests:

  • Spending time with family (especially my two daughters)

  • Trying out small local shops around New England!

Frequently asked questions

What is your favorite word in the English or Japanese language?


I like Japanese or English words that are hard to translate into other languages - some words are not meant to be translated. For example, Japanese words describing traditional Japanese colors are so romantic and mythical! There is a word called “akakou” which I would translate to be an aroma coming from the color red. It is interesting to imagine how the color red smells!




If I were a superhero my superpower would be….


ドラえもんのどこでもドア(Doraemon Anywhere Door) so I can visit many countries - especially Japan




What advice would you give to your high school/college self?


Be gentle to yourself and be brave




What is a weird fact about you?


I really thought I could fly when I was 13 years old and jumped from the window to pick up homework flew from my window. Lucky I landed on top of 蒟蒻 (yam cake ) that my parents were manufacturing.