Jul
19
2014
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Dating in Japan as an American Woman

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Things I wish I had known before I moved to Tokyo Anyone who has spent time in Japan can tell you that, of the interracial couples you find on the street, a disproportionately large number of them are non-Asian men dating Japanese women. I don’t want to hate any of these men (or women), I’m […]

Dating in Japan as an American Woman
Jun
29
2014
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Error: Why Your Foreign Name Is Most Likely Too Long For Japan

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So, you’ve finally arrived in the land of your dreams: Narnia …. err, I mean Japan! All these beautiful Japanese women who’ve just been waiting for you. All this breathtaking nature, ancient castles, shrines and temples. Yes, you’re finally in Japan. Congratulations! But beware, you might wake up one morning and notice that life isn’t […]

Life as a German in Japan
Jun
14
2014
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Dating A Japanese Woman: What’s It Really Like?!

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Today I’m very happy to present you a guest post by a great fellow Japan blogger. It’s Ken Seeroi from “Japanese Rule of 7“. I’m sure you’ve heard of him, and I highly recommend reading his blog. I adore his writing style. You’ll learn what life in Japan is really like – in a funny […]

Dating A Japanese Woman
Jun
8
2014
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Have You Seen The Top 3 Views in Japan Yet?

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People often ask me about places in Japan that one needs to visit no matter what. There is no easy answer to that. First-time visitors prefer Tokyo, Kyoto and maybe Hiroshima. It also depends greatly on the season and your interests. But don’t worry, there is an ‘ancient’ top 3 list that might help you […]

Top 3 Views in Japan
Jun
3
2014
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How Dangerous Is Air Pollution in Japan?

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People often ask me if it’s safe to visit Japan. Of course, most are referring to the 2011 incident in Fukushima. They are worried about radiation. Some are afraid of yet antoher strong quake or tsunami. However, there’s something else they should be worried about – and that is air pollution!   Air Pollution Caused […]

Air Pollution in Japan PM2.5
May
31
2014
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Japan’s 47 Ronin of Ako – The Greatest Example Of Bushido

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Have you ever heard of Japan’s 47 Ronin? Nope? Ok, but do you know what a ronin (ろうにん、浪人) is? The short version: A ronin is a former samurai. The long version: During the feudal period of Japan (1185-1868) a samurai who lost his master was called “ronin”. A samurai could become masterless if their lord […]

47 Ronin of Ako
May
20
2014
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Want to Teach English in Japan? Choose Wisely: ALT vs Eikaiwa

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If you plan to come to Japan and work here,  the most common job you’ll end up with is teaching English. But be careful! There is no such thing as THE teaching English job in Japan. In fact, there’s a huge variety and you might be confused when looking for a teaching position. So, today […]

Teaching English in Japan: ALT vs. Eikaiwa
Apr
23
2014
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Japan Spring Vacation 2014

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If you follow me on social media, especially on Instagram, or even if you’re a subscriber to my newsletter (the last one I sent during my trip with “live information”), then you probably already know where I went for my “Japan Spring Vacation 2014″. Spring is one of my favorite times to travel and I’d […]

Japan Spring Vacation 2014
Mar
25
2014
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Is Dating Japanese Women Really That Easy?

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I’ve previously written about dating in Japan and interviewed a few of my female fellow bloggers about dating Japanese men. After publishing it, a lot of men asked questions about dating Japanese women. They were mainly concerned about how to approach a Japanese woman and cross-cultural differences that could be an issue. So, I decided […]

Dating Japanese Women
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