Oct
20
2012

Driving in Japan

I’ve been living in Japan for a few years now. However, my first 4 years I spent in trains or on my bicycle. I just recently got a Japanese driver’s license and since then I’m driving in Japan every single day.   My experience with Driving in Japan As always this article is completely based […]

Sep
30
2012

Japanese hospitals and medical care

Since moving to Japan many years ago, I’ve been to a lot of Japanese hospitals and visited various doctors. I know that there are lucky people out there who managed to live in Japan without ever having to go, but I have a certain condition that requires me to visit the hospital at least every […]

Jul
27
2012

Insects and other pests

I definitely don’t want to sound negative. I’m not one of those frustrated people who just keep complaining about Japan, but I want to show you the real Japan in my blog as much as possible. Aside from all the great and beautiful things I discover during my traveling, there are also some bad things […]

Jul
22
2012

Why are you interested in Japan?

I’m very often asked by Japanese people: “Why did you come to Japan? What is your interest in Japan?” There’s this documentation (interviews with people living in Japan) called “A Life in Japan”. In the beginning various people tell us their reason(s) for coming to Japan. – WATCH THE MOVIE HERE – The movie then […]

Jun
19
2012

A German Alien in Japan – Wow, your Japanese is so good!

Life as a foreigner in Japan can be quite annoying sometimes. Everybody who has lived in Japan for a certain time knows that and will probably agree! While everybody has their very unique experiences, if you comb through them you’ll see a certain pattern! Everybody is going through the same things here, maybe slightly different, […]

Jun
10
2012

Dreaming of a Life in Japan: The reality

I’m sure a lot of you secretly dream of a life in Japan. Almost every day I get to read the same questions or statements in Japan related forums: “I want to live in Japan in the future. I have XY qualifications…” “I have no degree, no idea what I’m talking about, but I WILL […]

Apr
16
2012

A German Alien in Japan – Introduction

Hello and welcome to the brand new blog series “A German Alien in Japan” aka “Life as a foreigner in Japan”. Being a foreigner in Japan has its good and its bad points and I’m sure everyone who has lived in Japan for several years like me has their own experiences and strange encounters. I […]

Dec
22
2011

Christmas in Japan

We all know it, in a few days it’s Christmas! Yes, even here in Japan! But to be honest, most of the time I don’t even notice it’s Christmas time here. Maybe that’s just me. Today, I want to tell you a little about how Christmas in Japan is celebrated. Actually I live in the […]

Dec
16
2011

Japanese Driver’s License

Since yesterday I’m the proud owner of a Japanese driver’s license! Despite being in Japan for almost 4 years now, I didn’t have any until now. I thought it might be interesting to read about the process of obtaining a Japanese driver’s license as a foreigner, so I’m gonna share my experience. In order to […]

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