Winter in Japan varies where you are visiting, but most of the country gets consistently to 0 degrees celsius or colder during the winter, so it gets pretty cold… at least to me. I went from not knowing anything about … Continue reading 5 Ways To Survive Winter In Japan From A Native Floridian
Living in Japan as a foreigner is such a fulfilling experience. I’ve been living here for over 7 years now and can’t imagine living anywhere else, but with the good comes the bad and there are some realities of living … Continue reading 5 Realities of Living in Japan as a Foreigner
Adapting to a completely different work culture in another country can be a huge learning curve. I live in Japan and have been working here for almost 5 years at a regular office job as an “OL”, or an “office … Continue reading Working in a Japanese Company: Part 7 – 5 Mistakes to Avoid Working in a Japanese Company
When talking about landing a non-English teaching job in Japan, there are many different options, like Japanese language school or a working holiday, but the option that I chose to come to Japan was higher education. I wanted to talk … Continue reading How to Get a Non-English Teaching Job in Japan Through Higher Education
A lot has changed in the past 4 and a half years since I began working in Japan. I have grown from a 24 year old woman just starting out and adjusting to work life, to an almost 29 year … Continue reading Working in a Japanese Company: Part 6 – It’s Been 4 Years
So… you have begun to stan a Johnnys group. Welcome! It’s going to be a very sparkly and emotional ride, but let me give you some tips to help you start out. This is a new series on my blog … Continue reading [Johnnys 101] So You Have Begun to Stan A Johnnys Group – All the basics you need to know
“When are moving back home?” That phrase is something I get commonly asked when I make my way back to the US, especially at social functions. It’s almost like there is this default setting on everybody that one day you … Continue reading “When are you moving back home?” Answering the Question of Do I want to live in Japan for my entire life?
Moving to another country can be scary in many ways, but nothing as scary as natural disasters. On March 11th, 2011 a huge earthquake shook the Tohoku region of Japan, leading to a tsunami and leaving widespread destruction in its wake. In 2018, there were 2 big earthquakes, 2 typhoons, and flooding that rampaged through the Western part of Japan (one earthquake in Hokkaido), which lead to the 2018 kanji of the year to be “Disaster”. This was a wakeup call to many, including me, to be prepared for the worst. For the most part, Japan is a safe country … Continue reading 7 Tips on How to Prepare For Natural Disasters in Japan
Becoming a fan or collector of anything raised the question of how exactly to your organize all of the goods accumulated from said activity. Johnny’s (and other idol groups) have many types of goods to collect with many different high … Continue reading 6 Things to Organize and Store Your Johnny’s Goods
Living in Japan can be a challenge for foreigners and for people looking for information before making the leap to move over here. I reached out on Instagram and asked followers there if they had any questions about life in … Continue reading Questions About Living in Japan – Is It Hard to Get a Job?