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The Dirty E-word: English Teaching in Japan

You’re not one of those, are you? Those people who come here to prey on the failing and flailing English education of Japan. Those English teachers.

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Why did you come to Japan?

The question of questions. The timeless conundrum and forever unsolved mystery: why on earth did you end up in Japan?

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Dating in Japan as a foreign woman

Dating can be daunting venture, regardless of where you are in the world. Add cultural differences and language barriers to the pot, and you’ll have yourself a lovely trouble soup. So without further ado, let’s open the lid on Japanese dating!

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Japan’s unhealthy obsession with food

Before I came to Japan I didn’t even know what a calorie was. I had never considered a diet nor did I know of skinny supplements. Every once in a blue moon I would step on a scale, but only so I could check the weight of my luggage. All that was before Japan.

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Tokyo crowds. Ahhhh!

Tokyo is the world’s most populated city with 38 million people. That’s thirty-eight million breathing, walking and talking bloodbags in one place. Now, unless you’re one of those mythical creatures who are unaffected by cramped spaces, noisy crowds and stress – you are bound to lose it at some point.  

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The day I spent with Tokyo’s homeless

“I’m going to make the world a better place.” I said the words with confidence, and my reflection in the mirror nodded agreeably. My undergrad self had decided to finally embark on the mission of my life: to solve homelessness in Japan. The revolutionary plan was to use the famous pen-as-my-sword method and write a […]

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Being a career woman in Japan – a story of tea and men

“Go get me some tea”. My 77-year old boss didn’t bother to look up from his papers. I bounced up with a high-pitched “hai!” and meekly slipped out the door to make the man some bitter, bitter, Japanese tea. When I returned, he gazed up at me and flashed a toothless smile. “You have become […]

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What it’s really like doing International Relations in Japan

International Relations. The only legit answer you can give your relatives when they ask what on earth you’ll do with your East Asian degree. “Yes uncle, I have a long-term career-plan for my life and see myself being ambassador in 20 years” sounds much better than “I have no clue what to do after studying […]

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Good Manners, Good Tokyo!

Thought you had good manners? Think again. Tokyo Metro Cultural Foundation is here to teach you why.

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Hi! I’m a post.

Welcome to my post, wanderer. This post is here to keep you posted on future posting of preposterous posts.

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