In short:

  • Canadian, spent most of my time in B.C. and Saskatchewan
  • Have lived in Shizuoka prefecture for about a decade and previously lived in Yamaguchi and Ishikawa.
  • Have travelled extensively throughout to Japan and have visited all 47 prefectures
  • Currently working on climbing all of the “top 100 mountains” in Japan

I am from western Canada and spent most of my time in B.C. and Saskatchewan.  After university I headed off to Korean and then Japan – specifically Yamaguchi prefecture. I then moved to Ishikawa and spent more time in the outdoors there and in nearby Toyama, Nagano, Gifu etc.  The next stop was teaching at an IB international school in Hanoi, Vietnam.  I then took a bit of time off and spent roughly a year backpacking in Mexico and throughout Central America.   

I have lived in Shizuoka prefecture for roughly a decade.  I previously lived in Yamaguchi and Ishikawa prefectures.