I was born in Europe in 1981 and moved to Japan in 2004.
I write books about Japan and I love learning new things all the time. I enjoy reading and photography as hobby, and generally like activities that involve the creation of new things more than just consuming.
A Geek in Japan
I wrote a book about my observations while living here in Japan without many expectations, but after ten years since its release, A Geek in Japan is still a top seller on Amazon Japan ranking. It has been translated to eight languages and sold more than 100.000 copies.
After the success of my first book I continued writing and published Ikigai – The Japanese secret to a long and happy life in 2016, as of today, it has sold more than one million copies all over the world. Thank you to all my readers!
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I always say that I’m NOT and expert in Japan. I like to keep a beginner’s mind and be surprised everyday by what I see and feel around me here in Tokyo. Let’s keep learning about Japan together everyday!
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