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Qualified to Guide:

All of Scotland

Languages:

English, Japanese

Driver Guide:

No

About Me

Hello.  I am Miki. Ever since I was a student in England, I have made a regular visit to Edinburgh Festival Fringe. I loved the city so much that I decided to move to Scotland in 2011. I am also a journalist / coordinator for Japanese arts, culture, and travel related publications. Asking Mr. Danny Boyle about the film, Trainspotting, is still the proudest moment of my career as a journalist.


The most recent big project I was involved in is the Japan Tartan Exhibition from 2018 to 2020. I am also a proud member of Ways of Eating Society (Japan) and English translation of a book called "How to Eat Katsu Curry" is out.


I am operating a number of arts and culture themed tours as well as a few unique ones. For example, Scotland had significantly contributed to the industrialisation of Japan in the late 19th century and there are so many great Scots from that perspective, too. Thomas Blake Glover, the advisor of  Mitsubishi's first three presidents and board member of a precursor of Kirin beer, is not the only one who shaped modern Japan. I have a lot to offer if you would like to explore Scotland from totally different points of views, too!


90年代に留学目的のため渡英(University of Warwick 国際政治学科(BA)、London School of Economics and Political Scienceメディア文化論(MSc))、2000年代に一度日本に戻るも、2011年よりエディンバラへ。リサーチ、コーディネーター、通訳、ライターなども行なっています。

朝日新聞出版「AERA」や「AERA ENGLISH」Visit Britain Japan ブログ、で時折執筆しています。携わった刊行物例に絶対にうまい食べ方 (中経の文庫)、マーティン・フリーマン FLIX special、ザ・ストーン・ローゼズ・ストーリー 誕生と、解散と、復活と。など。一番の誇り(たぶん)はダニー・ボイル監督にトイレについて尋ねたインタビュー です(たぶん)。近年関わったプロジェクトは、下野新聞社「グラバーへの手紙」、JAL SKYWARD 2017年7月号特集「スコットランド、ゴルフの聖地へ」, NIKKEI The STYLE 2018年4月1日(日)発売アイラモルトの聖地巡礼 など。2018-20年日本全国巡回展示された「タータン 伝統と革新のデザイン展」スコットランド現地コーディネーターを務めました。「食べ方学会」のメンバーです。

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Tour Types

  • Coach Tour
  • Conferences & Incentives
  • Walking Tour

Qualifications

STGA Guide Qualification 
MSc Media and Communication Studies / London School of Economics and Political Science
BA in Politics and International Studies / University of Warwick

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