Hugh Paxton, horror novelist, young people's author, nature and travel writer
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Hugh’s Writing Career in Japan

FREELANCE WRITER / UNIVERSITY LECTURER  Tokyo, JAPAN              5/90 – 3/00

·1 Contributed over 6,000 articles, columns and photo essays published in more than 30 magazines and newspapers, including:

The Sunday Times (UK)

BBC Wildlife Magazine (UK) Four times winning awards for essay writing in prestigious competition.

The South China Morning Post (Hong Kong/China)

Intersect magazine (Japan)

The Daily Yomiuri newspaper (Japan)

The Asahi Weekly newspaper (Japan)

The Mainichi Weekly newspaper (Japan)

The World Press Review (USA)

The Mainichi Graphic magazine (Japan)

All Nippon Airlines in-flight magazine, Wingspan (Japan)

British Airways in-flight magazine, High Life (UK)

Kyodo News Services (syndicated throughout Asia)

Radio Japan (broadcast throughout Asia)


The Japanese Govt’s annual Green Paper (Japan)



·2 Traveled to over 80 countries worldwide for various writing/photography assignments

·3 Lectured in English at Chuo university, Hosei University, Meiji University, Rikkyo university and Kyorin university. All are prestigious Tokyo universities. Also a regular guest speaker at other universities and at international conferences on environmental issues, particularly conservation, nature based community tourism and ecotourism.

· Wrote 4 books in the field of biodiversity conservation, environment/development/community empowerment and international volunteering in Japanese language: all commercially published.  (Please refer to the publications section.) Researched two directories offering guidance to volunteers in the fields of health care, emergency relief, conservation and archaeology.   

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I love hiking in the mountains around Takao, western Tokyo. Hugh’s Career in Namibia
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