Patrick McClellan


Hi everyone! I’m Patrick, and I’ve been living in Kobe for about six years. I’m from Bournemouth on the south coast of England, and enjoy having a good chat about almost anything! I have a 4-year-old son, so it would be fun to discuss raising a family in Japan.

I love comparing Japanese and British culture, as well as domestic and international travel experiences. I’m also passionate about football, books (novels/nonfiction) and video games. I have extensive experience teaching from preschool to post-retirement in Japan, but this diary exchange will be a new and unique experience for me too, so I’ll try my best. I’m really looking forward to getting started – speak to you soon!


Japanese culture, overseas And domestic travel, football (European and J-League), video games, books/novels (Japanese, worldwide fiction and nonfiction), childcare and fun activities with children (I have a young son), English teaching experiences, movies, new and old music. I also enjoy discussing pop-culture, social media, American/British English and idioms.