A.D. Smith

  • Longtime journalist who has lived in—and traveled many times to—Japan
  • Has written travel stories about Japan that ran in the Boston Herald and other publications


A.D. Smith has lived on Shikoku, Japan, twice—once for six months and once for a year—and has written travel stories about the area that ran in the Boston Herald and elsewhere. Before traveling to Japan, Smith was a copy editor at the Herald since 2008, where he got his start in journalism in 1998 as an editorial assistant. Smith has also freelanced for a variety of publications as well as reported for and edited several community newspapers in the Boston area. Smith wrote seven stories about traveling to and visiting Japan for TripSavvy over the course of nearly 3.5 years.

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