Recently published works
Creative Writing (Book Previews)
Karaoke and the Salaryman’s Vomit - My first days in a strange land...
The Ghosts of Dead Fish...Off to Inaka - I arrive in Omi - my little rural (inaka) town
Ode to my jitensha - A reflection on bike riding in Japan
Are we there yet? - Climbing Mt.Fuji ain’t that easy!
(Edited version published in Isnare - 3rd October, 2005)
O yuki - The travails of coping with cold Niigata winters
Five Levels of Drinking - Drinking in Japan is an art form. Just how much should a gaijin participate?
(Edited version published in Fukuoka Now - 26th September, 2005)
Smoking, Cults and Toilets - Addressing some of the BIG issues in Japan
Japlish - It’s English Jim, but not as we know it...
Travel / China articles
The Shanghai Bicycle Man (2000 - original version)
Who can you turn to? (Published in ‘Shanghai Daily’ - 4th December, 2003)
Cuisine in Shanghai
What the heck is ‘Hairy Crab’? (2000)
Decorating the apartment
Making the apartment your home - once your better half arrives (2000)
I want you....
A proposition at the Friendship Store (2001)
The Death of Peppo’s Trail
A local community meets the men with sledgehammers (2002)
Good Apartment Hunting
Throwing ourselves into the shark infested real estate waters of Shanghai (2002)
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My 1997 guide to Niigata Prefecture and beyond.
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