Oct
19
2016

How to use a Working Holiday Visa in Japan the right way

Did you know that Japan offers a Working Holiday Visa to young individuals of a variety of nationalities, allowing them to stay in Japan for a duration of 6-18 months (depending on the nationality) and to accept almost any fully remunerated job to finance their time in Japan? This is a great way to make […]

Oct
15
2016

[My Japanese Life – Ep 01]: Jasmine T. from Germany

Welcome to this new series that I call “My Japanese Life”. As I get so many similar questions concerning visa, work and life in general in Japan, I thought having various people share their experience is probably the best answer. I hope with this series you’ll get a realistic picture of life in Japan and […]

Oct
7
2016

2 Years After Leaving: Life in Germany vs Japan

I know it’s been quite a while since I last posted, but trust me, this blog isn’t dead yet. Actually I’m hitting the 2-year mark since my return from Japan soon. I figured it might be interesting to share my experience and current opinion about life in Germany vs Japan. As some of you might […]

Dec
29
2015

How to Find a Japanese Partner Online?

Ever since I started the “Dating in Japan” series people kept asking me about how and where to find a Japanese partner, especially when living outside of Japan. So, I figured I should at least share my personal experience a bit. Regular readers of my blog know that I’ve left Japan about a year ago. […]

Jun
3
2015

From Japan Back to Germany – Major Reverse Culture Shock

As you hopefully know by now, I have left Japan. Actually, I left Japan quite a while ago, but didn’t want to write about it immediately, because I wanted to take my time “saying goodbye to Japan”. The other reason is that I had to deal with a major “Germany to Japan reverse culture shock”. […]

May
7
2015

Sayonara Nippon! Why I’ve left Japan?!?

Huh? Wait! Jasmine has left Japan? When? Why? What? … … is what you’re probably thinking right now. I’m sorry if this comes as a shock to you. Or maybe it doesn’t? I’ve been living in Japan for seven years although I intended to only stay for one. As you might know I’ve recently had […]

Apr
9
2015

Teaching German in Japan – The Truth About Job Opportunities

As most of you might know by now I’m a “German Alien in Japan“. A lot of you might think that I’m working as a German teacher, but I’m actually working as an English teacher here in Japan. Why, you ask? Well, that’s because it’s extremely difficult to find a job as a German teacher […]

Apr
3
2015

9 Things You Might Miss When Living in Japan

So, you’re finally in Japan. You’ve made it here and you’re the happiest being around town. Great. But once this ‘honeymoon’ stage is over, you’ll start to see some of the “dark sides” as well. You’ll miss certain things for sure. And I’m not talking about being homesick here! Obviously what you’ll miss depends greatly […]

Feb
18
2015

About Leaving or Staying in Japan

It’s probably safe to assume that if you’re reading this, you’re interested in Japan. Maybe you even love this country of the rising sun. So, now you wonder how would anyone who managed to come and live here want to ever leave again? Well, I’m sure that anyone who has lived in Japan for a […]

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