From time to time, I post news on my blog relating to conferences, books, events and memorable experiences.  You can access the blog entries by clicking on the posts, below.  Please feel free to make comments or ask questions!

  • How Would You Translate “Arigato”? – Alexander O Smith Visits Yokohama International School

    On Wednesday, March 12th, our school (Yokohama International School) was lucky enough to have a visit from Japanese-to-English translator Alexander O. Smith.   Alex has been working […]

  • 2014 Tokyo International Literary Festival (東京国際文芸フェスティバル) – Ruth Ozeki and David Mitchell

    On Friday, March 7th, the Tokyo literary community welcomed internationally-acclaimed authors Ruth Ozeki and David Mitchell to Academy Hills in Roppongi.  Having read several of Mitchell’s multi-layered, […]

  • Author Visit – Makuhari International School (Chiba)

    I am delighted to announce that I have been invited to visit Makuhari International School (幕張インターナショナルスクール) in Chiba, Japan on Monday, February 6th as part of their […]

  • Author Visit – Doshisha International School (Kyoto)

    On Monday, January 27th, I was lucky enough to be invited to Doshisha International School (同志社国際中学・高等学校)in Kyoto.  Visiting Doshisha was very interesting, because the curriculum is roughly […]

  • “Isn’t It Boring To Visit This Place Every Year?” – Thoughts on a School Trip

    In October, I took a group of 10th graders on a five-day hiking trip to Shikoku, the smallest and least visited of Japan’s four main islands.  It […]

  • Great Football in an Empty Stadium – the 2013 Under-20 World Cup in Turkey

    Just before heading to Turkey for a holiday this summer, I happened to notice that the country was hosting the 2013 Under-20 World Cup at the time […]