Paul Donnelley - Writer and Sub-Editor of The Sunday Times and the Daily Mail Online
Renae Lucas-Hall is an Australian-born British novelist and writer. Renae has always loved learning about different cultures. She spent six years studying French and Italian and she has spent over twenty years studying the Japanese language and the Japanese culture.
After completing a BA in Japanese Studies at Monash University in Australia, Renae worked as an English teacher in Japan and Australia for over ten years. She has continued to work with the Japanese for many years as an interpreter, a tour guide, and a business consultant.
Over the past twenty years, Renae has enjoyed visiting Japan seven times for work or as a tourist. Several years ago, Renae also completed an Advanced Diploma of Business Marketing at RMIT University in Australia and at the University of Gloucestershire in the UK. These days, she continues to love reading and writing about Japan.
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This has been a very difficult year for all of us. We’ve faced fears we could never have predicted before 2020. It has been emotionally draining knowing so many lives have been lost and millions of people have been gravely ill from Covid-19. On a much brighter note, I’ve received incredible support from people all…
Review of Handmade in Japan: The Pursuit of Perfection in Traditional Crafts 日本の手仕事
Published by Gestalten Photos and Essays by Irwin Wong Famous architect Kengo Kuma provides a thought-provoking introduction but Irwin Wong is the true orchestrator of this beautiful photobook. As you turn each page, it’s Wong’s stunning photos and fascinating essays that introduce you to the exquisite handicrafts and the artisans who make them throughout Japan.…