Hi! I’m Ross Hall – a writer, researcher and photographer.

I write long form articles, management and strategic reports.

Opinions and Commentary

Graphic of the outline of Major Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell

Subbed, dubbed and the wider question of what gets lost in translation

Photograph of a USB charger with various cables, beside an Apple power block

I have dozens of cables. Forcing a common standard won’t stop me getting more.

Graphic showing a comparison of 2019-21

A reminder: we’re on the path to recovery, not at the end

Photograph of a river plain with tall green grassed in the foreground, a ridge with houses in the midground and mountains looming in the background

A walk along the river plain

Can Japan’s Digital Agency overcome a lacklustre start and transform a nation?

Graphic showing squares of an image of a boy by a sales bin in a supermarket

A Walmart candy bin, a meme and a big lie

Guides

Illustration of a laptop placed on an engineering size reduction symbol with lines showing data deflected away from a red circle

WordPress: how to remove unwanted code from your site’s header

Illustration of a building in Japan with a bright yellow background

WebP: a “new” format for your WordPress images

How to stop WordPress spoiling your images and photos

Photography

A photograph of a man walking along a street at night, illuminated by a street light.

Street photography in Osaka: a lone traveller

A collection of bicycles parked by the side of the road in Nihonheso Park in Japan

What’s the collective noun for bicycles?

Black and white photograph of some buildings with a dramatic sky in the background and bridge in the foreground

Patio at Myodani: caught on a Nokia smartphone

White hydrangea plant

Hydrangea in Japan

Black and white photo of the Sailing Ship Miraie in Kobe Harbor

Miraie in Kobe

Photograph of a person taking a photograph in a sea of sunflowers

Sunflower Hill Park

Life in Japan

Photo of a hammock slung between two trees in a Japanese wood

We all need a place to hide

Detail of The Great Wave by Hokusai from a printed book

Hokusai: a lesson in reinvention

Black and white photograph of people hunting for crabs on a beach while a bird hunts for them in the foreground

Everybody’s hunting for crabs

Photograph of abandoned white goods in Kobe, with plants growing up and around it

Fly tipping in Japan

Can Japan’s Digital Agency overcome a lacklustre start and transform a nation?

Photograph of a person taking a photograph in a sea of sunflowers

Sunflower Hill Park

Let’s talk.

I’ve more than 30 years experience in business and management, and 20 creating reports and articles.

My work has appeared in the Daily Telegraph, Insurance Times, Insurance Age, Company Digest, Mercedes, Asian Woman and many more.

I’ve also researched and prepared reports supporting six and seven figure investment pitches, strategic acquisitions and new market development.

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