Freelancing in Tokyo


UPDATE: January 9, 2017

To those of you who have visited this site recently: Yes, it is still active. Yes, I am still alive. Yes, I still do consultations. 

Freelancing in Tokyo: Revised and Updated (available on Amazon, in both print and digital versions) was written to help people who either want to come to Tokyo and live/work for a while or who are already here and hoping to expand their horizons.

I came here in 1993, knowing almost nothing about life in Tokyo (or Japan). I am still here, I still freelance, but the focus of my life is now screenwriting. However, I am still in touch with what is happening in this city and if you are looking for an enjoyable reference book written from personal experience, I hope you will consider making Freelancing in Tokyo: Revised and Updated (FIT) your new best friend. 

FIT is not the center of my life, as it once was, and, as such, you will not notice daily blogs or website link updates. Also, as of this moment, the Helpful Phrases page still reflects the previous version of FIT.  FIT was and is a labor of love, and I'm "running" it all by myself. So, as time allows, everything that can be updated will be. But rest assured, what the book has to offer is still valid in 2017 and you can still try your wings as a freelancer in Tokyo, if you are clever and use your time wisely. 

Thank you again for your interest in FIT.

-David Chester