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Brief Profile of Ikuma Nakagawa

A backpacker couple in Japan
Backpacker "digging deep" in rural area "INAKA." Discovering "different" lifestyles by backpacking and using HIACE as a "moving base."

About Ikuma Nakagawa - "Iku"

  • Freelance "INAKA" backpacker, PR specialist, writer, photographer, blogger and a web designer.

  • Created a blog and homepage introducing an insight into rural "INAKA" or countryside travel spots and lifestyles of Japan through backpacking and auto-camping / road-trip nomadic travel styles. In addition to posting out backpacking and lifestyle stories on his homepage and blog, he provides actual lifestyle experience activities to people who are interested in living in rural areas.

  • After leaving Corporate Communications Department at Sony Corporation in 2010, he started backpacking mainly rural areas of Japan with his wife. While backpacking, he has been writing stories about his travel and lifestyle on his blog. In 2012, implemented a camping car / travel car as a "moving" base camp. In 2013, relocated his base to Iwaguruma in Ishikawa Prefecture, a rural village, and his journey still continues as backpacker.

  • Prior to joining Sony Corporation, served as a publicist in one of the largest PR firm.

  • Has experiences in a PR field for more than 10 years. By utilizing his skills and past established relations with journalists, remotely promoting IT ventures in Tokyo as a PR specialist.

  • Joined a revitalization project as a PR coordinator for a company in Kamikatsu and Tokushima Prefecture from 2013 to 2014. Tokushima is known as having the most "revitalizing" countryside villages in Japan.

  • His lifestyles has been interesting that a few media wrote stories on him and his family. (even though he does not promote himself...) Please see the next page for his media exposure.

  • Native technical fluency in English (able to work smoothly with people from different nationalities).

  • Left Japan for Oregon in the US by himself in 1994 and graduated from a high school in 1997. Graduated from the University of Oregon majoring in Political Sciences (focusing on international relations) in 2001.
クルマ旅スタイル
Backpacking in Ishikawa Prefecture, Noto Peninsula

クルマ旅スタイル
Sometimes, I am off to a major travel backpacking spot. This photo is taken on Kumano Kodo, a pilgrimage routes on the Kii Hantō which is the largest peninsula in Japan.

クルマ旅スタイル
Photo of a wild brown bear on Shiretoko Peninsula taken by Iku. Shiretoko Peninsula is located in the north-east of Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan. Shiretoko became a national park in 1965 and is designated as a World Natural Heritage site in 2005 by UNESCO.

琵琶湖のオオワシ ここ数年2月28日に琵琶湖を出発して帰郷する
A steller's sea eagle by Biwako Lake in Shiga Prefecture. Steller's sea eagles fly over to Shiretoko (Hokkaido) from the Kamchatka or Siberia in Russia every year and stay in Hokkaido area during the winter period. However, some eagles "travel" to the main island of Japan.

Ikuma's profile in Japanese is here. My wife Yuka's profile in Japanese is here