Hello, I’m Rob, the Eastern Rep for 2020-2021. Originally from England, I’m no stranger to picturesque countryside scenes, and, like so many of you, I have well and truly fallen for Hokkaido’s beautiful nature. I live in Shimizu, which is a small town in the Tokachi region surrounded by the Hidaka mountains. Every year, our town hosts a garlic and meat festival. Sounds good, right? In my free time I enjoy running, hiking and travelling. I also have a weakness for craft beer and onsens. This year, I want to explore more of this wonderful island, try new things, and hopefully meet up with many of you along the way.