Sep
28
2013

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 […]

Sep
7
2013

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 […]

Jul
28
2013

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 […]

Jun
20
2013

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 […]

May
21
2013

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 […]

Apr
14
2013

Magnitude 6 Earthquake in Western Japan

If you follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Google+, you might have already heard about it: There was quite a strong earthquake in Western Japan yesterday (April 13th, 2013). “C’mon earthquakes happen almost every single day in Japan! What makes this one special?”, you ask? Read on and you’ll know!   I don’t want to […]

Mar
24
2013

The Secret Revealed: How to be treated like a superstar in Japan

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a superstar? Do you fantasize about a life in Japan? What if I tell you that you can have both in one! In this post I’ll tell you exactly what you need to do in order to be treated like a superstar in Japan! It’s very simple and (almost) […]

Mar
11
2013

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami 2011 – How I Experienced It

Exactly two years ago on March 11th 2011 something happened in Japan that probably nobody of us will ever forget! Of course I’m talking about the Great Japan earthquake and tsunami 2011. It was so horrible, especially for the people who were in Japan at that time. I was one of them.   The Japan […]

Feb
15
2013

A German Alien in Japan: Outsider

Living in Japan as a foreigner can be very interesting, weird, annoying and sometimes also frustrating. Japanese people might be scared of you, stare or even point at you shouting “FOREIGNER!!!” All of that happens because you are something exotic, you are the unknown, you are a phenomenon that just appears out of nowhere and then […]

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