I’m a British journalist based in Tokyo, where I moved to in 2008 after graduating from the London School of Economics with a BA in Social and Cultural Anthropology. I first came to Japan when I was 18, spending six months as a foreign exchange student and living with a family in Fukuoka prefecture on the southern-most island, Kyushu.
Although I’m just getting started, I expect this blog to evolve into a Tokyo-centric space for musings, ideas, arguments, reviews and essays on a variety of topics; I’m interested in anthropology, art, literature, linguistics, food (cooking/farming/nutrition), cycling, urbanism, architecture… and probably some other topics that will pop up here.
I have my English-Irish background to thank for a knack for accents, a deep and unbridled love for black pudding, a healthy dollop of cynicism and a not-so-healthy appetite for gin. I have no idea who to blame for my inability to arrive anywhere on time, ever.