Update: Welcome to my site. I live in Fukuoka city which is located on the island of Kyushu. I studied history and archaeology at university and I work as an English teacher.  This site focuses on Japanese history, archaeology, religion and culture.

I have been living in Japan now for a total of about 7 years.  I lived in Hokkaido for most of the time.  I lived in Hiroshima for a short time and now here in Fukuoka for the past 8 months. During this time I immersed myself in study, teaching and living the Japanese life. My wife is Japanese and both of my children were born in Japan. I lived in the Hokkaido countryside so interaction with other foreigners was rare so I had to learn Japanese and the local way of life.

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I have travelled to about 17 prefectures in Japan but I think I know Hokkaido, Chugoku and Kyushu the most.

Please contact me if you have any questions about Japan, Japanese history or culture. I can also help with any travel or educational questions.

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  1. May I ask what you’re background in the academic world is. I am a history student and really like some of your articles. The only problem is that I have to know if your information is academical or not……. (professor’s rules).

    1. Hello, thankyou for your message. I think you would like to know if you can use the information as source material? Is this correct? Many of the articles I have posted have come from university essays I wrote a while ago. These essays do reference source material but I simplify them for the website. Many of the source materials can be found on the ‘Book and Journal’ page. Please have a look at this page too. This is a list of all the resource materials I have used. Other information I use is from information sheets I get from the places I visit. Some are in English, other I have to translate from Japanese. Also, not all the articles on my site are written by me, I have friends who allow me to use their material as well. As for me, yes I have a B.A majoring in history and I’m a qualified English teacher. Cheers. If you need any help please let me know.

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