It’s year 3 for me in Japan.
- I’ve eaten incredible and new foods, climbed mountains, did all-Japanese yoga classes, went to castles, a baseball game, swam in the ocean, viewed Mt. Fuji, and partied in Tokyo.
- Since being in Japan, I’ve traveled to 17 different prefectures as well as Seoul, South Korea.
- I started writing, blogging and doing photography for JapanTravel.com. As well as Tokyo Art Beat and AJET Connect Magazine.
- I’ve been studying Japanese and enjoying the shock and excitement of being surrounded by a different culture.
As usual, I still have so much more to do and learn.
More About Me
I moved to Chiba, Japan, in August 2014.
- As a newspaper reporter for 5+ years, I learned to observe how others created change in their communities. I used this as a guide to decide how I wanted to follow suit.
- This site is a mix of my time in Japan, as well as a sample of my journalistic and artistic accomplishments.
- Ultimately, a change in perspective is the best way to understand not only yourself, but also others and the world at large. Moving to Japan created a new dynamic in my perspective which I am grateful for everyday.
- I am an assistant language teacher in Chiba, Japan, as well as a writer/social media editor for JapanTravel.com.
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