Tours of Japan

Over the years I have accompanied various tour groups and individual tourists as an academic lecturer on anthropological aspects of Japan. These tours are essentially travelling seminars that allow visitors to the country to explore more deeply its cultural aspects: for instance, folklore and customs, education and family living, local community life in cities and villages, and the encounter between tradition and modernity. I first came to Japan with my family in 1981 for a period of two years of research. Since that time I have lived and worked in Japan for a total of over five years and have very often entered people’s homes and shared their views and perceptions. With extensive experience in travelling to a large variety of places in the country (some quite remote), I enjoy accompanying people and explaining its enduring and changing character.

 

I am currently affiliated with one organization called Windows to Japan. [website]