Najwa came to Japan ten years ago from Malaysia, when he got the chance to further his studies in engineering thanks to a scholarship from Yamagata University. But his true passion was Japanese culture and of course, manga and anime. Though he worked in Tokyo as an engineer for a while, he soon returned to Yamagata as he felt no other place in the world made him feel more at home. Passionate about promoting Tohoku to the world, he is now charge of Iaido Original Experience promotion and guidance for inbound tourists. In his free time, he loves to do snow sports.