Alessandro Hamada was born in the wonderful tropical lands of Brazil, and therefore, inheriting the happiness, warmness, and friendly characteristics of the beautiful Brazilian culture. He was raised in a multicultural family with his other three siblings.
His father’s origin is from Kyushu, the third largest island in Japan, while is mother is a native of Brazil. In Brazil this mixture is called “mestico” which quite often becomes a nickname along with Japa or Japones.
When he was a young teen his family split and he embarked in a journey with his father and older brother back to his father’s motherland, Japan.
The first stop was Hiroshima where his older brother still resides today with his wife and three children. While in Japan he had to adapt and absorb the characteristics of the new culture. In Japan respect is the driving force that guides your every move, therefore, some of the normal Brazilian behavior had to be suppressed giving room for a more formal and more respectful (in the Japanese eyes) behavior. Even how he reacted to things needed an adaptation. In Brazil reactions are mostly driven by emotion, while in Japan they are mostly driven by rationale and almost never by emotion. Alessandro was brought up between two very distinct cultures that have no similarity with one another. His unique experiences has given him an edge when analyzing and reacting to certain issues and situations, as he is capable of analyzing things from many different angles.
Alessandro is a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil and fluent in Brazilian Portuguese (reading & writting). He also speaks Japanese (advanced including Hiragana and Katagana reading & writing), Spanish (advanced, conversational), English (fluent, reading & writing). He attended university in the USA and majored in Finance & Economics. His debut in the work force happened when he was still a young teenager. He has worked in many different fields throughout his life which includes factories, restaurants (sever/bartender), nightclubs (promotion, bartender), music (promotion), and finance (investments). He has also earned a black belt in Judo from the Kodokan Institution in Japan and he is currently one of the coaches in a judo program for children in New York City.