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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


No Wonder Men are Only After Japanese Women!

In previous posts people complained and said what I’m writing is not true or even disrespectful. I want to mention once again that everything I write is based on my personal experience. I’m well aware that it’s not true for everyone. Don’t take granted that Japan is exactly the way I describe it in my […]


Sad and Surprising Facts About Foreigners Born in Japan

As you all know I keep ranting about the life of (mainly Western) foreigners here in Japan and how they’re treated in my “A German Alien in Japan” series. When you are a non-Asian foreigner in Japan it’s very likely that Japanese people will stare at you. You’ll get compliments for your great Japanese skills […]


All You Ever Wanted To Know About Dating Japanese Men

After publishing the article “The Truth About Dating In Japan As A Foreigner” a lot of female readers asked me what it’s like to date a Japanese guy. Many seemed to be interested in cultural differences and resulting problems in the relationship between a foreign woman and a Japanese man. Although I’ve been in Japan […]


How safe is your apartment from cockroaches in Japan?

I know that this is not a topic everybody wants to talk or read about, but if you consider living in Japan – or if you already live here – then you will have to deal with those disgusting little critters. Cockroaches in Japan can become a huge nuisance and you should learn how to […]


All you Need to Know about Working at an Eikaiwa in Japan

Have you ever thought of teaching English in Japan? There are so many possibilities and also contradictory information online that it can be confusing sometimes. I’ve been working as an English teacher in Japan for 6 years now and I thought I should use my experience and share some useful information with you. Teaching at […]


The Shocking Truth About Dating in Japan as a Foreigner

Ever wondered what dating is like in Japan? Well, then here you go! However, be warned: If you want to read about bragging stories of all those Western guys who get laid a hundred times per day, then you came to the wrong place. There are tons of blog posts like that out there. You […]

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