Photography: Active in Society

One of the things I have noticed during my time on the refugee/asylum seeker project is the clear division between people who actively try to engage in society and those that shy away from it. There are of course numerous reasons for this, most noticebly language problems, boredom, and paranoia. But it goes without saying that the more active one is the more stable life you can live while in a foreign country.


Taro is popular in the local community
Discussing refugee issues at an African food party
Having a free medical check up at a nearby centre
Yakub and Japanese friends eating a Burmese lunch.
Collecting donations for the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami victims

Based in Japan since 2001 I spend free days adventuring into the mountainous regions of central Honshu and occasionally Hokkaido. In 2021, I plan to slow down and talk to more people. Feel free to email me.

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