About the Author


My name is Patrick. I am (unfortunately) 26 years old. I like using parentheses in my sentences as well as em dashes, perhaps too much. I am an ALT (assistant language teacher) as part of the JET Program at Higashi Harima High School, which is located next to Akashi City in the Hyogo Prefecture. This adventure began in late July 2018.

Before coming to Japan, I studied psychology and film at UCLA, and I worked in the entertainment industry for three years. Going from the world of constantly ringing telephones and multi-million dollar movie deals to rice paddies and bowing 18,000 times a day has been a warmly welcome culture shock.

You can read more about me/my motivations here: The Man Behind the Myth

You can read about my living situation here: Japanese Apartment Living

You can read about Higashi-Harima here: Well, What’s It Like?: Academic Edition

Finally, you can read about my day-to-day life here: A Day in the Life

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