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Simon Rowe

Himeji, Japan


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Simon Rowe is a published writer of short fiction and creative non-fiction who has lived
in western Japan for almost twenty years. His writing and photos have appeared in
TIME (Asia), The New York Times, The Paris Review, The Australian, South China
Morning Post and The Independent (UK).

Good Night Papa: Short Stories from Japan and Elsewhere (2017) is his most recent
project: a collection of fifteen tales inspired by his travels in Japan and around the
world and available to purchase at You can also his blog,
Seaweed Salad Days, which gives a running commentary on life in a disappearing
Japanese neighbourhood.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes