Joe on the JET Programme in Chippubetsu, Hokkaido.

Man in kilt dodging the kanchos.

November 20th, 2007

3:24 pm

No to Sheep Abuse

Someone said that I should really upload this. I actually made this the day after I wrote the post on Sheep Abuse, but just never found the time to polish it, and don’t think I ever will.


September 30th, 2007

6:46 am


Saw this while driving back this morning.


I thought “has there been another terrorist attack in the states?”. I went into the shop to enquire about it, the staff said “oh yeah, someone pulled the wrong end of the rope”.

September 13th, 2007

10:36 am

Put an end to sheep abuse

People seem to think sheep abuse is some kind of a joke.

They don’t realise the seriousness behind it. I can assure you that it is not at all funny for the victims. I have decided to make a campaign video to raise awareness of the issue, here’s the script so far, your input is much appreciated.

Campaign against sheep abuse

This is a message from N2SA.

Every year thousands of sheep are systemmatically abused across England, Scotland and Wales.

<Chart showing the reported cased aross the UK>

The abusers are often their own masters.

<Image of a man taking off his belt, evil laughter and a fearful sheep in the dark>

<News readers talking about sheep abuse>

But you can help, with just £2 a month you can help us take more sheep out of suffering.

<Cue happy music>

Thousands of sheep have already been saved and taken to our shelter where they are safe. Our shelter can provide them with counselling and a basic education.

<Show happy sheep running around freely on the farm>

Sheep don’t have a voice, but together we can put an end to sheep abuse.

So please, call us on 0800 242 1234

Or visit us at and

The only thing YOU should be putting on is a woolly sweater.

Thank you

August 6th, 2007

2:42 pm

Caption competition


July 28th, 2007

2:41 am

Sapporo Beer Festival

Last weekend at Sapporo’s beer garden!

^ File is actually only 20 MBytes. Does anyone not like QuickTime here?

July 25th, 2007

1:03 pm


Just been playing fireworks with the kids tonight.

I remember that’s what I did the first day I arrived here, back then I didn’t know any of them, and neither did they know me.


“I’ve been here for a year now!”

July 8th, 2007

2:42 pm

Chippubetsu Festival in Rose Garden

Just got a brand new camcorder last week! Today was the town’s annual festival in Rose Garden (town’s tourist attraction), here you can see me getting drunk and acting silly.

May 28th, 2007

12:31 pm

Love On Green Island

Another version of the video, this time edited by Neil.

May 27th, 2007

12:14 pm

Green Island

Now for something completely different. Here’s a video from my trip to Green Island during golden week.

May 11th, 2007

9:25 am

Joe vs. mum! (Title changed)

Just been playing with the little kids from the kindergarten after school. In the end one of the kids wouldn’t let me go, and when his mom mum arrived, he sat between me and his mom mum wondering who to choose.

Then he came to me!

Whenever I tried to give him back his mom mum he just cried.

It was a heart breaking event!