JAPANVisitor Appoints Mark Brazil as Writer in Residence
Ever expanding, Japanvisitor.com is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mark Brazil as Writer in Residence.
Mark has already been contributing articles to JapanVisitor under the banner Japan Nature over recent months, and in the future will be writing for us about a very much wider range of Japanese subjects including: Japanese culture, iconic locations and regional and local features from the Nansei Shoto to Hokkaido, World Heritage Sites and National Parks.
Mark is a very experienced writer. Some of you may know of him as Wild Watch columnist for The Japan Times, a position he has held for nearly 30 years, delighting readers with his insights on Japan's natural glories.
He is also a widely published travel and science author, as well as an editor and lecturer.
Mark has degrees in Biology and English Literature from Keele University, in England, and a PhD in Psychology from Stirling University, in Scotland. Combining interests in writing, culture, travel and the natural world, he is a much sought after lecturer and leader, travelling worldwide from his base in Hokkaido. His association with Japan began in the early 1980s, since when he has written several books and been involved in the making of many television documentaries.
Mark resides in Hokkaido, Japan's northern island, dividing his time between travelling and writing. When not working he continues to explore Japan, hiking, snowshoeing and skiing whenever possible.