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Warning. Drunk & Depressed Writer

I keep threatening updates and they never come. Here’s kind of why. It’s coming up on four years since my first book came out, and two years since my last book came out. I’m going to sound ungrateful as fuck

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Gutter, Only Gaijin, Japanese Literature

Bit of an update. The winter is finally over in Japan and the spring festivals are just around the corner. I love this time of year, despite the hay fever, and feel energised again. On the writing front I’ve sent

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Snowshoe Trekking in Gifu

I recently took part in a Snowshow Trek organised by Satoyama Experience. Read all about it here.

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The Only Gaijin in the Village 11

Happy New Year from The Only Gaijin in the Village. Chapter 11 is up now, as is my latest piece on Japanese Literature.

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The Only Gaijin in the Village 10

End of the year and I’m pretty burnt out. I started a new job in April which has been great but juggling that alongside all the writing has been tricky. Still, I have two weeks off and nothing to do

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Available in All Good Charity Shops

Some of you may know, and others may have heard, that the publisher of my fiction, Freight Books, has gone into liquidation. I’m not going to go into the whys and hows here. There are plenty of articles online that

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The Only Gaijin in the Village: Happy When it Rains

Hi there, a few updates for you: The Only Gaijin in the Village Chapter 9: Happy When it Rains is live now on Gaijinpot, as it the next in my series on Great Japanese Writers: Hiromi Kawakami. My latest for Japan  Times

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