Rica Bradshaw is the founder and Managing Director of Core Eight, a real estate agency located in Kobe with luxury property listings throughout Japan. Through her work in Japan, Malaysia and the U.K. in fashion and as an apprentice to a Japanese landscape architect, she well understands the importance and impact of design on a space; how the spiritual elements in traditional Japanese design and craftsmanship and the style and personality in contemporary urban design alone or fused together can create an inviting ambiance and enhance the human experience! Topics discussed in this episode can be explored further via the following links.

Osaka Prefecture (Japan Guide) – https://www.japan-guide.com/list/e1227.html 

Neyagawa (Wikipedia) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neyagawa,_Osaka 

Zarigani – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambaroides_japonicus 

Turnbridge Wells – https://visittunbridgewells.com/

Oxford (Wikipedia) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford 

Environmental Impact of Fashion Industry – https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/fast-fashion-environmental-toll-report/

Japanese Gardening – https://konmari.com/how-to-plan-japanese-garden/

Kuala Lumpur (Lonely Planet) – https://www.lonelyplanet.com/malaysia/kuala-lumpur 

Ipoh, Malaysia – https://www.wonderfulmalaysia.com/ipoh-city-malaysia.htm 

Taman Negara National Park – https://www.wonderfulmalaysia.com/taman-negara-national-park-malaysia.htm 

Kobe – https://www.feel-kobe.jp/en/travel_guide_en/ 

Core 8 Properties – https://www.core8eight.com/ 

American Chamber of Commerce (ACCJ), Kansai – https://www.accj.or.jp/kansai-chapter

Community Service Committee – https://www.accj.or.jp/community-service-kansai

Food Bank Kansai – https://foodbankkansai.org/ 

Kiss the Ground – https://kissthegroundmovie.com/ 

Chasing Coral – https://www.chasingcoral.com/