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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:

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 Higashi-Matsushima, ...

Going back to the Simien's future

| Mar 1, 2014

Going back to the Simien's future

On Saturday, Jan. 18, I set foot in Addis Ababa for the first time since I left Ethiopia in late October 1969. I was with Kentaro Fukuchi, a staff member of our Afan Woodland Trust in Nagano Prefecture, and we were met at the airport ...

Japan: Why kill whales off Antarctica?

| Feb 1, 2014

Japan: Why kill whales off Antarctica?

The Japanese whaling fleet — this year just a factory ship, three catchers and what is being called a "surveillance" vessel — left Shimonoseki in Yamaguchi Prefecture in secret on Dec. 9, 2013 bound for the Southern Ocean and its annual hunt that will ...