Jul
19
2014

Dating in Japan as an American Woman

Things I wish I had known before I moved to Tokyo Anyone who has spent time in Japan can tell you that, of the interracial couples you find on the street, a disproportionately large number of them are non-Asian men dating Japanese women. I don’t want to hate any of these men (or women), I’m […]

Dating in Japan as an American Woman
Jun
29
2014

Error: Why Your Foreign Name Is Most Likely Too Long For Japan

So, you’ve finally arrived in the land of your dreams: Narnia …. err, I mean Japan! All these beautiful Japanese women who’ve just been waiting for you. All this breathtaking nature, ancient castles, shrines and temples. Yes, you’re finally in Japan. Congratulations! But beware, you might wake up one morning and notice that life isn’t […]

Life as a German in Japan
Jun
14
2014

Dating A Japanese Woman: What’s It Really Like?!

Today I’m very happy to present you a guest post by a great fellow Japan blogger. It’s Ken Seeroi from “Japanese Rule of 7“. I’m sure you’ve heard of him, and I highly recommend reading his blog. I adore his writing style. You’ll learn what life in Japan is really like – in a funny […]

Dating A Japanese Woman
Jun
3
2014

How Dangerous Is Air Pollution in Japan?

People often ask me if it’s safe to visit Japan. Of course, most are referring to the 2011 incident in Fukushima. They are worried about radiation. Some are afraid of yet antoher strong quake or tsunami. However, there’s something else they should be worried about – and that is air pollution!   Air Pollution Caused […]

Air Pollution in Japan PM2.5
May
20
2014

Want to Teach English in Japan? Choose Wisely: ALT vs Eikaiwa

If you plan to come to Japan and work here,  the most common job you’ll end up with is teaching English. But be careful! There is no such thing as THE teaching English job in Japan. In fact, there’s a huge variety and you might be confused when looking for a teaching position. So, today […]

Teaching English in Japan: ALT vs. Eikaiwa
Mar
25
2014

Is Dating Japanese Women Really That Easy?

I’ve previously written about dating in Japan and interviewed a few of my female fellow bloggers about dating Japanese men. After publishing it, a lot of men asked questions about dating Japanese women. They were mainly concerned about how to approach a Japanese woman and cross-cultural differences that could be an issue. So, I decided […]

Dating Japanese Women
Mar
14
2014

Earthquakes and Nuclear Power Plants in Japan

Everybody knows that Japan is prone to earthquakes. In fact, there are quakes almost every single day. What really matters are the “big ones”, though. We all just revelled in sad memories as the “biggest one” had its third anniversary on March 11th, 3 days ago. Stronger quakes can cause tsunami which are even scarier. […]

Earthquake in Japan March 14, 2014
Mar
1
2014

Japanniversary: 6 Years Of Living In Japan – Review

Wow, has it really been 6 years already? I’ve always been interested in Japan, but never had a chance to visit until the summer of 2007. That was right after graduating from university. I had a great time in Japan, but I remember clearly that I also was glad to be back home in Germany […]

6 Years in Japan
Jan
19
2014

Renewing Your Japanese Driver’s License

If you plan a trip to Japan, but even more if you want to live here, you might need a (rental) car. However, you’re not allowed to drive a car in Japan with the driver’s license of your home country! Depending on your nationality you might either need an international driver’s license or a translation […]

Renewing Japanese Driver's License
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