Dr Simon May is Fellow in Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London. His writing draws not only on his wide philosophical learning, but also on his experience outside academia, in international politics and business. Dr May has been a close adviser to various world statesmen, held senior positions in the European Union, and served on the Board of Directors of both public and private companies.
"May goes to weddings, funerals, meetings with high-powered businessmen and New Year's Eve celebrations with Zen Buddhists, providing a series of brief but well-observed and often funny snapshots of life in Japan." "Times Literary Supplement""