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.
Mark 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 then 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.
Mark Brazil articles on JapanVisitor—see below
Mark Brazil articles
Japan’s Rainy Season
Wild Japan I: Japan and its Wild Northern Frontier of Hokkaido
Wild Japan II: On the Fringe of Civilization: Honshu & Kyushu
Wild Japan III: Okinawa: The Little Known Sub-tropical Side Bamboo in Japan
Omi Watari—the Gods of Frozen Lake Suwa
Soya Misaki, a Cape in Hokkaido
Shukunegi Village on Sado Island
World Heritage Japan: Beginnings and Natural Sites: Yakushima, Ogasawara Islands, Shirakami-sanchi and Shiretoko
Japan Parks and Gardens
Japan Natural History
Review of Mark Brazil Book
Japan Cultural Sites
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Japan
Cultural Sites I: Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Temple Area and Itsukushima Shinto Shrine
Cultural Sites II: Nikko Sacred Sites, Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range, Hiraizumi
Cultural Sites III: Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto, Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara
Cultural Sites IV: Himeji-jo, Shirakawa-go & Gokayama, Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome), Gusuku Sites & Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu, and Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine
Japan House and Home
The Sense of Mystery and the Borrowed View
Onsen Hot Spring Bathing Protection Against Snow in Japan: Yuki-gakoi & Yuki-tsuri
Japan Popular Belief