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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:

<em>Omotenashi</em> — Japanese hospitality?

| Feb 28, 2015

Omotenashi — Japanese hospitality?

As the Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee’s appointed “Cool Tokyo” ambassador, multilingual television journalist Christel Takigawa set media buzzing worldwide with her Sept. 7, 2013, speech to the International Olympic Committee in Buenos Aires in which she made great play of the word “motenashi” by ...

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), ...