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Rowan Hooper

My Favourite Countries

  • Japan

Rowan Hooper is Features Editor of New Scientist magazine, where he has spent more than ten years writing about all aspects of science. He has a PhD in evolutionary biology and worked as a biologist in Japan for five years, before joining the Japan Times in Tokyo, and later taking up a fellowship at Trinity College Dublin. Two collections of his long-running column for the paper have been published in Japan, and his work has also appeared in The Economist, The Guardian, Wired, and The Washington Post. Superhuman is his first book published in 2018 and recognised as a Sunday Times Book Of The Year.

Inside Mirakain, Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan

Japan – Nature, Culture, Science with New Scientist

Join us on a special 12-day journey across cutting-edge Japan in autumn to see exceptional landscapes, visit top universities and immerse yourself in the many cultural highlights of this innovative country.
Travel from lively cities to snow-capped mountains and from hot springs to volcanic islands. Taking in the cities of Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto and Kagoshima. Japan is a must-see destination for science and nature lovers, and this tour offers the chance to delve deeper into one of the most fascinating countries in the world.

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Our knowledge and expertise set us apart. So too our curiosity. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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