Aaron Baggett

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Location
Tokyo, Japan
School
Temple University, Japan Campus
Expertise
Expat Life, Guides And Itineraries, East Asia Destinations
  • Aaron holds the distinguished title of being the 3,448th person to conquer Mt. Kofuji ("little Fuji") on Hahajima, a remote island situated 620 miles to the south of Tokyo.
  • He once spent weeks exploring Switzerland and Austria after months of research, determined to avoid touristy spots, only to realize the touristy spots were the best part of the trip.
  • When he's not immersed in writing, Aaron is kickboxing, on the quest for the ultimate bowl of ramen, or (literally) diving headlong into Japan's vibrant punk hardcore scene.

Experience

Aaron is a seasoned content writer based in Tokyo, Japan, originally hailing from about as far away as you can get—Little Rock, Arkansas. Despite planning only for a brief school stint, his love for the culture, food, and kind people led him to make the land of the rising sun his home for over a decade. Aaron has been featured in several online and print publications, including guides on budget travel, local events, off-the-beaten-path journies, and even advice for relocating to a new country. He's since broadened to official state-run tourism, news, and economics, writing for Japan Today and various chambers of commerce—sharing stories about foreigner-led businesses and life in the countryside or on far-away islands. With Japan as his home base, he readily travelerblogs Southeast Asia, spending weeks in inviting countries like Thailand and The Philippines.

Education

Aaron earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from Temple University's Japan Campus, concentrating on media research, journalism, editing, and documentary filmmaking.
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