Next up in my series of questions about working in Japan is all about my experience with overtime and work-life balance working in a Japanese company. COVID has also influenced some of these answers, but through answering these 3 questions … Continue reading Working in a Japanese Company #11 – Work-life balance and overtime + COVID
If you asked me in early 2020 if I would get back into watching and collecting Anime and Manga at 30 years old, I would have thought you were crazy. I DO live in the center of it all in … Continue reading How I became a Weeb again at 30
I asked on Instagram what questions people had about working in a Japanese company in a non-english teaching job since there seemed to be a huge interest and I received so many good ones! I received so many in fact, … Continue reading Working in a Japanese Company #10 – Am I treated Differently as a Foreigner?
For this next part of my working in a Japanese company series, I wanted to talk about differences between working in the US and Japan. Having experience working in both Japan and the US, it’s fascinating to see what is … Continue reading Working in a Japanese Company: Part 9 – 5 Differences Between Working in the USA and Japan
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
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
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?