Who am I? I’m a father, English teacher, blogger and a hopeful writer who comes from Canada, but lives in Japan.
I was born in the late 1970s in a small town in Alberta, Canada. I played hockey, yet was a shy kid who loved science and geography. After I graduated from high school, I went to the University of Alberta for one year, then transferred to the University of Victoria to complete my degree in physics and astronomy. After 3 years of working in Edmonton, I moved to Yokohama in Japan to start my new life as an English teacher. I took a lot of pictures. I lived in Kamakura after that and started blogging about Japan. I met my wife and we moved in together in Fujisawa, where we now live. We’re now married and have a very young daughter.
I started this blog to showcase my writing, talk about anything that’s on my mind, and write reviews of books I’m reading. I’ll be honest and candid, but I will not talk about my private life. I’m hoping for some great readers and commenters as this blog grows.
I run a few other blogs. Jay Dee in Japan showcases my Japan photography and discusses my experiences in Japan. Foreign Dad in Japan is all about my experience raising a daughter in Japan, though it’s now on hiatus. Mainichi Dokodemo Photography is dedicated to my iPhone photography. 365 Rotations is a year-long experiment from February 2013 to January 2014, but I still update it with weekly weather reports.
If you’d like to contact me, you can email me at jarcher77 @ yahoo . com (just take out the spaces) or use this form.