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October 20, 2017

The Only Gaijin in the Village: Wuthering Heights

In May 2016, my wife and I moved to rural Japan. I am the only foreigner in the village.

September 22, 2017

The Only Gaijin in the Village: Look into a Glass Onion

The latest chapter! “Women can be stupid, too — don’t get me wrong. I’m an equal opportunities misanthropist — it’s just that men: we do it so well. At full force.”

August 18, 2017

The Only Gaijin in the Village: Exterminator!

In May 2016 my wife and I moved to rural Japan. I am the only foreigner in the village. This is my story.

July 21, 2017

The Only Gaijin in the Village: The Secret Garden

In May 2016 my wife and I moved to rural Japan. I am the only foreigner in the village. This is my story.

Only Gaijin in the Village Ch. 6
June 23, 2017

The Only Gaijin in the Village: War and Peace

In May 2016 my wife and I moved to rural Japan. I am the only foreigner in the village. This is my story.

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May 19, 2017

The Only Gaijin in the Village: A Farewell to Arms

In May 2016 my wife and I moved to rural Japan. I am the only foreigner in the village. This is my story.

April 21, 2017

The Only Gaijin in the Village: Community Service

In May 2016, my wife and I moved to rural Japan. I am the only foreigner in the village.

March 29, 2017

The Only Gaijin In the Village: Moving In

In a new short story series, writer Iain Maloney shares his experiences as the only foreigner in a Gifu village full of elderly people.