Author Archives: goodandbadjapan

Disenfranchised and disillusioned

I am a middle-aged, married, working, tax-paying, house-owning man. I am not legally entitled to vote anywhere in the world. You see, I am a British man who has lived in Japan for more than 15 years. When you have … Continue reading

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Nanami

Sixteen years ago or so, I began teaching a little girl called Nanami. I remember the day she came for a trial lesson – a shy, skinny child, looking over at her mum every so often and releasing the most … Continue reading

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Retire Japan

Whenever I look out of my window, I see my elderly neighbour pottering around in his garden. He plants vegetables, he feeds strange fish in a tank, he is constantly drilling holes in bits of wood or undertaking some kind … Continue reading

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Adachi Museum

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Strolling

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Nice place to farm.

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The Little Gripes

The other day I was chatting with a fellow who had been in Japan for just over a year or so. He was talking about some of the things that got to him – you know, the usual things like … Continue reading

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