I'm Richard. Thanks for dropping in.
I'm husband to a wonderful woman, and father to two wonderful kids. I grew up in the UK and have called Japan home since 2000 (hence the name of the site).
Having grown up close to the natural splendour of the Peak District, I love being outdoors, especially running, cycling and hiking. These are some of the things that I'm currently using in pursuit of the good life. Others include nice food, nice people, simple living and minimalism, design, and other good stuff that I write about on the site.
I work as a university lecturer and elementary school curriculum developer, and also as a freelance writer and designer. When not doing those things for other people, I do them for myself.
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I pay for the site to keep going, and hugely appreciate any support. You can help by working with me, treating yourself to something nice from one of the ads, or even advertising here yourself. Please get in touch to learn more.
Thanks very much for popping in.