Just Life in Japan is a collection of photos and short stories about many of the places or experiences I have had living here over the years, largely centered around Tochigi prefecture, but including other areas as I visit them.

I was born in the UK and lived there till my early 20’s, getting a qualification as a Radiographer and working at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, before moving to Australia.

I spent many years living in West Australia, mostly in Perth but with a stint of about 10 years living in the Kimberley’s – half of that on a cattle station in the outback, the other half a Radiographer/Sonographer at Derby Regional Hospital.  Even learning to ride horses and competing in Rodeo’s. Topping that off with a crazy year managing a horse stud before going back to Medical Imaging.

However I have mostly worked clinically as a Radiographer and a Sonographer, until early 2000 when I took a position with Toshiba (Australia) and almost 6 years ago I moved to Japan to work at the Nasu HQ of Toshiba Medical Systems.

I’m loving life in Japan, my Japanese is still pretty abysmal, but its great fun and I get a sense of achievement, if not actual progress,