I work at Arima Senior High School in Sanda. It is one of the largest schools in Hyogo Prefecture with over 1000 students.
Click here to see more photos of the school, sports day and the annual agricultural festival.
Winter Holiday 2005 Nao and I went to Koh Tao, a small island in Thailand, for the new year. Click here to see more photos.
During my free time I created these games. Java Pool (37KB) allows you to play pool (billiards) against the computer, or against another human player.
To view the rules click here. To
launch the game in a popup window, click here
Kyushu: Nao and I took the overnight ferry to Beppu. We then took the train to an active volcano, Mount Aso, and then on to Kumamoto. Click here to see more photos.
Java Juggling (41KB) is a juggling simulator. It allows you to juggle with between two and seven balls, and is customisable, allowing you to create your own patterns. Click here to read the rules and instructions.
Paintbomb (37KB): Draw a circle and a bomb will appear. Draw a square and a box will appear. Draw a line and the bomb will rebound off of it. Use the bombs to get rid of the boxes.
Click here to read the full rules and instructions.
Summer 2004: I went to England via Malaysia and Singapore. Click here to see the photos.
Boxes (19KB) is a 3D puzzle game written in Java. Load the boxes onto the truck, choosing carefully where to place each one. Unload each box (when prompted) to score points. Click here to read
the full rules and instructions.
Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is part of the largest metropolitan area in the world with a population of more than 32 million (a quarter of the population of Japan).
The population of Tokyo itself is 12 million. Click here to see more photos.
Dodgems: Do you have the skill to be the last surviving dodgem on the track? Play against up to five friends, or against the computer. Click here
to read the rules, or here to launch the game in a popup window (33KB).
Once every few months I teach English to children and adults at my friends house in Okaba, near Sanda. Click here to see the photos.
Mobile Phone Photos: A collection of small photos taken with the camera on my mobile phone. Click here to see the photos. To see more photos, click here.
Winter Holiday 2003: Chie and I spent one week in Tokyo, three days in Taipei, Taiwan, and two days in Miyazaki-ken, southern Japan. On the way to Taiwan, we flew over Mount Fuji
and Sakura-Jima. Click here to see more photos.
Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake: In 1995 an earthquake struck Kobe and the surrounding area. In Kobe's Harborland, An area of damaged land has been preserved as a memorial to the event. Click here to see more photos.
Himeji Castle is the finest in Japan. It is located in Himeji City which is in western Hyogo. Click here to see more photos of Himeji Castle.
International Symposium: In September 2003, I took part in my school's
'International Symposium' which involved talking about life in England. It was reported in the Kobe Shimbun newspaper. Click here to see the article.