作家。米・インディアナ大学元講師 (Academic Writing, Remedial Writing and Creative Writing)合気道のため来日し30年南山大学、名古屋市立大学、名古屋外国語大学元講師。TOTO、日本電装、三菱などでも英文校正・英語レッスンを行う。2018年に大学を退職。合気道２段。
Thomas Bauerle is an American teacher and writer who lived and taught in Japan
for over 30 years. He graduated with Honors from Indiana University, where he earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing. He taught Academic Writing, Remedial Writing and Creative Writing at Indiana University before he
moved to Japan to study martial arts. There he earned a second degree black belt (ni-dan) in Tomiki Aikido and Aiki-jiu-jitsu.
Thomas taught for several years in various language schools in Tokyo, Nagano, and Nagoya, where he taught students of every age, including preschool and elementary school students, junior high and high school, university students, adults and senior
citizens. He had taught English at and done editing for several Japanese companies,
including Mitsubishi, Toto and Nippon Denso.
Thomas has also taught for over 25 years at various universities in Japan, including
Nanzan University, Nagoya City University, and Nagoya University of Foreign
In addition, Thomas works as a professional writer and editor, in which capacity he has published textbooks, magazine articles, short stories and poetry. He recently published the book Kanashibari: True Encounters with the Supernatural in Japan,
which is a collection of true ghost stories he compiled from a series of interviews he conducted with Japanese people who have had strange and unusual experiences in real life.
Thomas retired from university teaching two years ago, and now divides his time between Cebu, the Philippines and Japan.