Somewhere in Japan is the personal project of an American photographer, writer, educator, and terminal wanderer here to share his experience of Japan.



What's Up

I'm David. I first visited Japan in 2009, but had dreamed of living in Tokyo since about 2002. Why? Many reasons, including art, food, language, film, music, woodworking, and philosophy. I also had a gut feeling that Japan was where I needed to be. 

It took longer than it should have, but on 2015-03-31, I boarded a plane in Shanghai and came to Tokyo to begin a new life after many detours. It was probably the single best choice I've ever made in my life. 

This project will be many things. It will be the resources on these pages, the posts in the blog, the videos and podcasts I will make, the images I will craft. It will cover many things in many ways, but everything will be joined by one common thread: Japan.

Where I've lived besides the USA:

  • 07-2009 to 11-2010: Changwon, South Korea
  • 11-2010 to 02-2012: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • 02-2014 to 03-2015: Shanghai, China
  • 03-2015 to present: Tokyo, Japan

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