seen from Yamashita Rinkosen Promenade
It is designed as a coastal path,
where you can observe a panorama of
both the city side and the sea side.
While walking along the Promenade,
we may view or spot several historic buildings,
and talk about some anecdotes attached thereto.
We stroll through the Park,
which is a remembrance of the Great Kanto Earthquake (1923).
Born in the UK (Ramsgate, Kent), 1956, and educated at the University of Cambridge (Faculty of Philosophy).
Came to Japan in 1988 to produce English-language manuals for a musical instrument manufacturer,
and lived in Hamamatsu-shi (Shizuoka-ken) and Mitaka-shi, before moving to Kamakura, his wife's hometown, in 1999 where he works as a freelance writer and editor.
He is the author of two novels (Beneath Gray Skies, an alternative history novel, and At the Sharpe End, the latter set in Japan in 2008) as well as several non-fiction works on banking, economics, & IT.
Regular writer for magazines and occasional consultant on IT-related matters and independent publishing.
Hobbies are photography and music (playing dobro and slide guitar in a variety of styles).
A member of Kanagawa systematized Goodwill Guide Club.
Masayuki Date was born in Kyoto on November 26, 1938.
After graduation from the former Osaka University of Foreign Studies, English Faculty,
(present Osaka University), he started working for a Kobe-based steel and machinery making company and ended his career with a German steel company.
Alongside a goodwill volunteer guide as KSGG member,
he enjoys doing many hobbies such as Utai (Kanze-ryu), Ukulele and singing, travels, and the like.
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