Hamamatsu

Hamamatsu

As a trainer, I criss-crossed the country looking after teachers, and, by extension, had lots of opportunities to see new parts of Japan.

A Year in the life

A Year in the Life

Being a trainer means covering for people on vacation and coming up with new programs on the spur of the moment.

Hanami in Kyoto

Hanami in Kyoto

During cherry blossom season, Kyoto is sublime.

Nihon Sankei

Nihon Sankei

In one year, I managed to visit all three of Japan's 'Three Great Views.'

The Other Hiroshima

The Other Hiroshima

The horror and cynicism revealed in the Peace Memorial Museum contrast with Hiroshima's present-day beauty.

Oh, No! More Lemmings!

Oh, No! More Lemmings!

Getting 12 trainees from Tokyo to Mishima is a lot like playing the DOS game 'Lemmings.'

Rage in Tokyo

Rage in Tokyo

Rage Against the Machine comes to Tokyo with nothing new to say, but I do get to stay in a capsule hotel at long last.

Banff

Banff

There's something wrong with the idea of a Canadian making his first trip to Banff from Japan.