The Curious Gaijin – “aka” the Bearded Blogger, Ex-Journo is: Well, it’s ME! See, for most of my career I was a broadcast journalist and presenter.
I’ve beaten some fairly serious odds in my life. But I’m still alive and I live in Japan. I’m an Expat. Gaijin. Outsider. And happily, so. Actually, I’ve felt like an outsider most of my life. That is the main backdrop against which I create content. I’m Curious about everything! And my life these days is inextricably intertwined with food – cooking it, and seeking out great tastes too!
Our planet has become a rather stressful and confusing to inhabit, so I want to share elements of my life that, hopefully, will spread some positivity and good vibes. There’s a lot more to me than being the Curious Gaijin. I have a long background in a range of creative arts, including musical theatre, gigging with bands, acting, and filmmaking – actually managed to persuade a university in Australia to give me a master’s degree for that last one! :)
I’m putting all of my professional experiences into what you see on the pages of this website and my various social media channels. So, with a heavy focus on what I think makes the world go round – FOOD – the Curious Gaijin is all about doing life in my little corner of the world; a country-sea resort spot on Japan’s Chiba coast.