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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Retired English teacher
Location Nakagawa-machi, Chikush-gun, Fukuoka-ken, Japan
Introduction I have lived in Japan since 1976 and now consider it to be my permanent home. I have a very varied background having studied engineering, Japanese and East Asian studies, and education at the university level. I spent ten years in the Army where my job involved Area Studies, mostly in East Asia. When I started to teach in Japan, it was at a post high school level and, after I completed a PhD in education, I moved to a university where I become a full professor. After retiring, I taught part-time but am now completely retired and spend my enjoying myself. I am reasonably fluent in Japanese and at present all of my friends are elderly Japanese.
Interests Drawing, playing go, walking, reading
Favorite Music Folk, blues, Dylan, Grateful Dead
Favorite Books Moby Dick, Lord of the Rings, just about anything else in print