Rob Goss
Rob Goss

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Rob Goss


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Hello. I'm a British author and writer based in Tokyo, creating award-winning work for clients that have ranged from National Geographic Traveler and BBC Travel to CNBC, the Independent, and some 100 other media companies around the globe.

Feature length or short, I like to tell stories, whether thats about the sumo bulls of the remote Oki Islands, the traditional paper-makers of Echizen or the cat that saved a Japanese railway. I enjoy more in-depth projects, too, working on a variety of travel- and culture-related branded content campaigns with companies such as BBC Story Works, the Economist and Reuters Plus. These have included scripting an animated short for the BBC and traveling extensively to create in-depth social media content for a year-long Facebook project for the region of Japan that was devastated by the 2011 tsunami.

I've also edited and updated close to 20 books on Japan (for Fodors, Dorling Kindersley, Insight Guides, and others) and have authored seven of my own, including Japanese Inns & Hot Springs and the NATJA 2018 Gold-winning Japan Traveler's Companion.

If you'd like to discuss potential projects, I'm always happy to hear ideas.

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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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