Rob Goss
Rob Goss

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Rob Goss


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About Me:
I'm a British writer based in Tokyo, creating award-winning stories about Japan's people, culture and most fascinating places for clients that range from publications like National Geographic Traveler, BBC Travel and the Economist 1843 to independents such as Roads & Kingdoms and globally recognized brands as diverse as British Airways, Omega, and Toyota.

Feature length or vignette, I like to tell stories; whether that’s about the sumo bulls of the remote Oki Islands, a master Bunraku puppet maker in Osaka or the cat that saved a Japanese railway. I also enjoy more in-depth projects. To date, I've edited and updated more than a dozen books on Japan and have authored seven of my own books, including Japanese Inns & Hot Springs and the NATJA Gold Award-winning Japan Traveler's Companion. I've also worked with companies such as Airbnb, the Economist Intelligence Unit, BBC StoryWorks, and Reuters on large-scale media projects.
Japan, Tokyo, Kyoto, Ryokan, Features, Travel, Books
National Geographic Traveler, BBC Travel, Economist 1843, The Independent, Time, Omega Lifetime, Korean Air, British Airways, Iberian Air, Cathay Pacific, and others
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British Guild of Travel Writers
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My Recent Work

Article 1 - Title:
The Sumo Bulls of the Oki Islands
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Roads & Kingdoms
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Article 2 - Title:
A Local's Guide to Tokyo
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National Geographic Traveler
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Article 3 - Title:
The Cat that Saved a Railway
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BBC Travel
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Article 4 - Title:
Escape from Tokyo
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Economist 1843
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Article 6 - Title:
Japan Traveler's Companion
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Tuttle Publishing (book)
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Article 7 - Title:
Japanese Inns & Hot Springs
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Tuttle Publishing (Book)
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Article 8 - Title:
Niigata: Rice, Sake, Snow
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Korean Air's Morning Calm
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Article 9 - Title:
Japan's Nostalgic Route
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Article 10 - Title:
Tokyo: Modern & Tradition
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The Economist 1843
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