Japanese national: Let’s clean up Baguio City together!

18-Jul-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Masakazu Nose used to run a small takoyaki store in Baguio City.

Born in Tokushima, Japan, Masakazu is known to be a silent man in his 40′s. Some people would even describe him as gentle.

He came to the Philippines in April 2014 to learn English. One month later, he began cleaning overpasses along Magsaysay Avenue, Abanao Street, and lower Session Road.

Every morning, with a pair of tongs in one hand and a garbage bag in the other, Masakazu would go around the streets collecting trash like candy wrappers and plastic cups.

Masakazu even bought paints at his own expense to repaint walls. In a report, he said he did these things because he has time to spare.

This earned the admiration of the locals as well as the media. He was interviewed by various news outlets. Netisens still continue to share their admiration for Masakazu a few years after he first became viral.

After staying in the Philippines for three years, Masakazu returned to Japan to manage an oil soba store near Okubo station in Tokyo.

But he has never forgotten about his life in the Philippines, which he calls his second home.

Masazaku will return on August 1-3 to clean up the citythis time, he is inviting everyone.

“Let’s clean up the city together!” his Facebook post reads.

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/japanese-national-let-clean-baguio-033458642.html

 


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