Climbing Fujisan 35

Hi and welcome to my blog.

My name is Ken. I currently reside in Tokyo. This blog is mainly used to document my experiences in Japan – although I’ve been know to sneak in other content every now and then too. The photo above was taken when I scaled Mt Fuji – a day after I submitted my PhD dissertation.

I came to Japan under the Monbukagakusho Scholarship and spent 5 years earning my Masters and PhD degrees at Keio University.

During my time as a graduate student, I’ve had the privilege of attending and presenting at numerous domestic and international conferences. Never one to miss an opportunity to travel. I’ve also written a number of journal articles, conferences papers and book chapters. Some of my published articles –

In my free time, I like shooting photos and developing iOS applications.

Photo Mess has been pretty popular with over 5 million downloads. It has also been featured in magazines.

Some of my other applications include –

I usually develop apps that I want to use. For example, this was my inspiration for developing PapaMama.

In between working on my own applications, life and soaking in the ♨onsen♨, I also develop applications freelance.

If you would like to contact me for any reason at all, I’m ken(at)kenleewrites.com.

Thanks for stopping by.

You can also find me on Twitter and Flickr.

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