I am a scholar in the Joint Doctoral Program for Sustainability Research (JDPSR) at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. South African trained Anthropologists always keen on a story. Myinterests rest in human geography, anthropology of sustainability, policy, and migration in Japan’s forestry and agricultural sectors. Specifically, I am interested in the experiences of short-term migrants in the rural periphery, Japan’s labour shortages and the politics of migrant belonging in Japan in the twenty-first century. I have an ongoing project on the questions and public formations of sustainability (also my inspiration for JinCo. Pop) and the development of work around the role of migrant labour in the 21st century in Asia and Africa.