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Kickin' it in Japan

Greetings from Japan!

There are still moments where it kind of hits me that I’m in Japan, like trying to go home during rush hour where every station is a game of seeing how many more people you can squeeze onto the train. 604 more words


Communist…Japan?; or, The Country with the Red Dot is the Reddest of them All


Three years ago I experienced fake Communism in China. Today I experience real Communism in Japan. 1,359 more words

Japanese Culture

The Brighter Side of Life

It may seem that I spend a lot of time on this blog venting about frustrations and daily confusions I’ve encountered. Most of my life here in Japan is actually relatively normal and enjoyable…it’s just the frustrations that tend to stick out and get highlighted on this blog. 728 more words

JET Programme




I’m sorry it’s been a while since I’ve posted seriously on the blog. I’ve had a lot going on, but nothing that seemed particularly pressing to write about. 104 more words


Yosakoi 2014

As I wrote last August, my first weekend (ever!) in Kochi was the weekend of the Yosakoi Festival, an annual dance festival where teams come from all over Japan to participate. 725 more words


Mikuradake 2

It’s still incredibly hot in Mikuradake, but the season is just beginning- perhaps. Annie and I went out to Mikuradake on Saturday with Jinki and Tomo. 517 more words

Life In Japan

September Highlights: Fude Matsuri, Miyajima, and Cat Cafe

September has really gone by in a flash, and I must say it has been a fun and fulfilling month to boot. Not only did I properly start teaching English classes, which so far have been going pretty well – and I only seem to be remembering the names of the rowdy students ;) –  I also got to explore a bit more of Hiroshima: 891 more words