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C.W. Nicol

C.W. Nicol is a Welsh-born Japanese citizen who first came to Japan in 1962 to learn martial arts. He has published over a hundred books in eight languages. He is a forester, a cook, and a maker of fine whiskies.

For C.W. Nicol's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Counting the blessings of sheep

| Jan 31, 2015

Counting the blessings of sheep

I had been a long time away from my native Wales — in the Arctic, in Ethiopia and in Japan, where my books were beginning to sell and I was even being paid to appear in television adverts drinking whisky (not “whiskey,” but Scotch), ...

Oysters offer pearls of wisdom within

| May 3, 2014

Oysters offer pearls of wisdom within

Since the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011, our C.W. Nicol Afan Woodland Trust, based in Kurohime, Nagano Prefecture, has been helping to relocate an elementary school in Miyagi Prefecture that was destroyed by the huge tsunami that followed. The school, in ...