Sean Collett, 34, is the head brewer, co-founder and co-owner of Two Rabbits Brewing Company in Omihachiman, Shiga Prefecture. Two Rabbits brews its own distinctive Australian-themed craft beers, and the owners also run the Rabbit Hutch Craft Beer Cafe.

1. What’s your background? I was born in Australia to Kiwi parents and grew up in Adelaide.

2. How did you end up in Japan? My wife and I lost our first child at 37 weeks. At the same time, I was trying to get out of the dog-eat-dog fossil fuel industry, and so we decided it was time for both of us to take a step back, rethink and reset. We came to Japan so I could undertake my MBA at Kyoto University.