All About Japan

All About Japan Authors

  • Japanophile, engaged in translation, interpretation, journalism, food tours, modeling, acting, and voice acting.

  • After working as an editor for Summit Media, the leading publishing company in the Philippines, I went to business school in Tokyo to prepare for the building of my future social enterprise that combines the elements of my Creative Source, Travelvocacy, and Ministry of Food. Nowadays, while learning Nihongo, I’m writing my memoir Made in Japan, while hosting and cooking for the PhilippineRoving Restaurant, promoting cultural exchange in Japan. My favorite words are write, eat, travel, yoga, and

  • Vicki L Beyer is an Australian-American freelance travel writer who has visited every prefecture in Japan but continues to explore the country. Follow her blog at jigsaw-japan.com.

  • How far would you go to discover the soul of Japan? That was the question asked by Dean Newcombe and team when they decided to do create Japan's first adventure travel show, runAway: Soul of Japan! Filmed over two months, the runAway team dives deep into the heart of Japan using only natural energy to traverse some of the country's most rugged and beautiful landscapes!

  • Jim Rion is an American translator and writer living in Yamaguchi Prefecture. He came to Japan in 2004 after studying German and earning a master’s degree in linguistics from the University of Iowa. He is certified by SSI International as a shōchū advisor and international kikisake-shi, or sake sommelier, and a Sake Professional by the Sake Education Council.

  • Gregory Starr is a writer, editor, and translator who lives on the Miura coast

  • Freelance writer living in Tokyo.

  • Since his arrival in Asia in 1965, Mark Schreiber held jobs in retailing, public relations, advertising and market research before becoming a freelance writer and translator.

  • Tim Hornyak is a Canadian writer based in Tokyo, Japan, who has worked in journalism for more than 20 years. He has written extensively about travel, food, technology, science, culture and business in Japan for media including The New York Times, Nature, Science, Scientific American, CNBC, CNET, The Japan Times and IDG News. He is the author of Loving the Machine: The Art and Science of Japanese Robots.

  • A Tokyo resident for over 15 years, Mac is the founder and lead guide of Maction Planet, which specializes in bespoke Japan travel. He has travelled to over 100 countries and all 7 continents. He is also the creator of Kanpai Planet, a YouTube channel helping people discover the world of Japanese drinks, with active social media on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

  • From Melbourne, Australia, Steve currently lives in Niigata City. His passions include discovering local sake, marathoning anime, and traveling as much of Japan as possible.

  • Gavin Blair has been writing about Japan for publications in Asia, Europe and the US since the turn of the millennium, and is the author of Zen in Japanese Culture: A Visual Journey through Art, Design, and Life.

  • Masayoshi Sakamoto is a Japanese writer and translator based in Toyama. He writes news and columns for a number of publications and web magazines, including All About Japan. He contributes to All About as its Kurobe-Tateyama guide.

  • Originally from small-town Ontario, Canada, Helen now calls Kamakura home. She keeps busy with writing, editing, innkeeping, and caring for two small humans.

  • Hello! I'm Neal, from Jacksonville, Florida. I've been living in Japan for almost seven years now, first in Gunma Prefecture and now in Kanagawa. I run an international school in Kawasaki and when I'm not chasing kids around, I'm writing and shooting film.

  • Writer, conservationist and wildlife photographer with a passion for travelling and the great outdoors. I come from New Zealand, currently live in Japan, and have visited countries in Europe, Asia, the Pacific and Africa.
    My personal mission is to re-connect people and nature together again.

  • Elizabeth is a writer and stay-at-home mother wrapping up her PhD dissertation in Japanese and Canadian History from her home in Kyushu. If she’s not in a bookstore scouring the shelves for new finds, flipping through a recent fashion magazine, or ordering a royal milk tea to go, she is probably in a nearby park teaching her daughter the names of flowers in English and Japanese.

  • Bill Ross is an American writer and outdoor guide coming up on 40 years in Japan, 27 with the bears at the base of Mt. Myoko (and they do come in my yard).

  • Writer, director and photographer based in the Kansai region of Japan. Passionate about finding unique places to travel to, and also the performing arts.

  • Selena Hoy is a Tokyo-based writer who specializes in travel, culture, food, art, business, and beyond. Her work has appeared in BBC Travel, Roads and Kingdoms, CNN Travel, Jetstar Magazine, and others.

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