Paul Walsh

Nationality: British
Time Living in Japan: More than 25 years
Employer(s): JizoHat
Current Job Title:  Founder
Area(s) of Expertise: Destination audit and marketing, content production, social media, history, outdoor, vegetarian needs.

Education: MA in Japanese Studies from the University of Sheffield, JLPT Level 1, BA Hons in History from the University of Bristol

Publications Featured In: Bangkok Airways Inflight Magazine, Fah Thai, Hong Kong Express Inflight Magazine, Trail Running Magazine#9, GetHiroshima Mag,,,

Favorite Thing About Living in Japan: Great people, great food, the mountains, picturesque islands, big cities, and tiny villages, crazy nightlife, and tranquil forest shrines. Love it all.
Favorite Place to Visit in Japan: The mountains!

BIO: Life in Japan is what you make of it, and, whether representing his prefecture in the grueling 10 days Kyushu Isshu Ekiden road relay or touring the country with an avant-garde musical ensemble, Paul has always thrown himself into the thick of it. Japan has given him so much and he’s now on a mission to share all it has to offer far and wide.

After running for 17 years while working as a full-time faculty member at the Hiroshima University of Economics, he now devotes himself full time to helping Japanese destinations help overseas visitors fall in love with Japan as the founder of JizoHat. Paul loves exploring the Japanese countryside, all the better if he can do it on foot or by bicycle, and, even after more than two decades, feels like he’s barely scratched the surface.

Recently Published Work

Go Shimanami (Shimanami DMO), March 2018
Chugoku Region Vegetarian Guide, February 2018
Chugoku Region Muslim-Friendly Guide, February 2018
GetHiroshima Mag, Spring 2014-Winter 2018
日本タウン誌・フリーペーパー大賞2017 インバウンド部門 優秀賞
A closer look at Hiroshima and Miyajima (Hiroshima Prefecture 広島県)
Inspiration in Tomonoura and Onomichi (Hiroshima Prefecture 広島県)
Hiroshima Kagura (Hiroshima Prefecture 広島県), April 2018