Writer: Chris Riedl
44 years old
Private English Teacher at Mikamo JHS, Tokushima-ken
I have lived in Japan off and on for 16 years.
I am married to a wonderful Japanese woman. We have three children, ages 8, 5 and 4.
I coach the JHS boys basketball team.
I graduated from University of Oregon with a major in English and a minor in Creative Writing.
I love living in the countryside surrounded by mountains, rivers and trees.
I have a passion for craft beer.
In my spare time I love reading, watching movies, talking about politics / current events and playing board and card games.
During my time in Japan, I have traveled up and down the country and I love having pointed, positive conversations with Japanese people about a variety of topics.