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Airplane Above the Clouds


BSc, MEng, MSc, PhD

Mount Fuji


I was born in Colchester, England, and now live in Tokyo, Japan. I am fascinated by the differences and similarities between East and West, and I am passionate about aviation.

Since 2001, I have worked at J. F. Oberlin University in Tokyo, where I was a founding member of the Aviation Management Department.

My main research area is communication breakdown in aviation contexts. I am especially interested in communication problems involving people from different cultures.


“The man who flies an airplane ... must believe in the unseen.”

(Richard Bach)


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