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1. What does the kanji of your first name mean and does it reflect your personality? Azumi (安珠美) is taken from Azumino (安曇野) in Nagano Prefecture, a place my late mother was fond of. I recently visited the region for the first time and loved the clear, crisp, warm sky. I’d like to be a person with such qualities.

2. You are originally from Yamaguchi Prefecture. What’s great about Yamaguchi? Its nature, with lots of greenery, ocean and mountains. Everything tastes delicious and a number of historical figures are from Yamaguchi. And it boasts the most number of prime ministers.

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