Dec
11
2014
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Cat Lovers: Don’t Miss These Cat Places in Japan!

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It’s not a secret that I’m a huge cat lover. Are you one, too? There are many awesome cat places in Japan I want to introduce to you today. You absolutely can’t miss them if you’re visiting Japan! You might have heard about Maneki Neko, Cat Cafés …. and maybe even Cat Island?! In this […]

Cat Places in Japan
Dec
6
2014
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The 4 Outermost Spots of Japan

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As you hopefully know, Japan is an island, which means there’s edges and spots that mark the end of the land … if you’re not careful you’ll drown. ;) Of course this means that you cannot walk to another country, you’ll have to either take a ship or an airplane … or for the brave […]

The Outermost Spots of Japan
Dec
3
2014
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A Quick Guide: Gift Giving in Japan – Dos and Don’ts

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With a rich culture, history and several ancient legends, there are plenty of superstitions to be aware of when giving gifts in Japan. Whether you need to send gifts to Japan to thank a host or want to send a gift basket to a business partner, there are things you need to know. Numbers, colors […]

Gift Giving in Japan
Aug
2
2014
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Busy Japan Travel Time Ahead

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Today, I’m just writing to let you know that there won’t be regular blog posts for a while. I’ll be busy travelling around Japan a lot in the next few months. And I’ll be back with (hopefully) a lot of breathtaking photos, useful information and new places I can introduce to all of you. I’ll […]

Busy Japan Travel Time
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
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