Rebel Without a Tan has been the online journal of Lucas Kelleher, chronicling my misadventures teaching English in the remote fishing village of Shakotan (積丹町), in Hokkaido, Japan. I was the first foreigner to ever take residence there and many of my struggles to converse in the native language and fully experience Japanese culture are documented here.
And now, the complete story of the quirks of living in rural Japan has been fully developed into book form!
Enjoy all the tips, cultural insights, and funny stories from this blog (plus more!) from the convenience of your secluded cabin in the woods, tropical beach chair, local city bus, or really any place where books are commonly read. No power source required! Well, I mean, unless you go the ebook route–but let’s stay focused here.
Check out ShakotanBlue.com for more info.
And if you’d like to see some of the stuff that I’ve written lately, head on over to KelleherBros.com. There my brothers and I aim to provide thought-provoking commentary on matters of media and society–but mostly we just talk about old video games.
Thanks for reading!