Alex Kerr came to Yokohama as a child in 1964, and has lived in Kameoka (near Kyoto) since 1977. He writes in both English and Japanese, and is author of numerous books on Japan, including Lost Japan (1993), Dogs and Demons (2001), and Another Kyoto (2016).
He’s known for his work on restoration of old houses and regional revitalization, having restored over forty houses in towns around Japan.
Alex first visited Thailand in the 1970s, and since 1990 spends about half of each year in Bangkok and Chiang Mai. His experiences in Bangkok feature in his book Bangkok Found (River Books 2010). He also travels widely in Thailand, as well as in Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia, and Southern China.