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Am I Qualified to Teach English in Japan?

What qualifications do you need to teach English in Japan?

This is probably the most common question I get.

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Red Trees

The first time I ever visited Japan, I flew into Narita Airport in late March, super excited for my adventure even after the long flight from the states. I remember … Continue reading

November 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Chap Stick for the Dry Season

If you pay attention, you might notice people using chap stick every now and again. Did you notice what kind it is? I’ve seen a lot of people in Japan … Continue reading

November 15, 2017 · 2 Comments

Pocky Day is Coming Up!

November 11th is Pocky (& Pretz) Day. (Can you guess why?) “Share Happiness” is Pocky’s slogan and they want you to share Pocky with everyone. This unofficial holiday is one … Continue reading

November 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

The 47 Prefectures of Japan, if they were US States

I was playing a game in my head, matching US States with ‘corresponding’ Japanese Prefectures the other night. Giggling about how Alaska is always compared with Hokkaido, Okinawa is the … Continue reading

November 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Limited Edition Snickers

I haven’t bought a Snickers bar in at least five years (the checkout area candy bars are tempting after shopping for too long). Randomly I went into a 7-11 when … Continue reading

October 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Outings (13)

Cat Island is the nickname for several islands in Japan, so to clarify, I’m writing about Ainoshima in Shingu Town, Fukuoka Prefecture. Home to around 100 stray cats, Ainoshima is … Continue reading

October 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Outings (12)

There was a tiny festival on the night of the autumnal equinox in our town, revolving around the ‘equinox flower,’ higanbana (cluster amaryllis or spider lily). It was held along … Continue reading

October 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Outings (11)

We got invited to go hiking up Mt. Sefuri in Kanzaki City, Saga Prefecture, along with a couple friends. It was a short and easy enough hike – 1.8 kilometers … Continue reading

September 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Whale Meat in Japan

You may have seen, heard about, or even eaten whale meat in Japan. I have not eaten it, and am sort of on the fence about it, as it’s unique … Continue reading

September 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

How to Earn a Living as a Freelancer

Can you earn a living as a freelancer? These are five tips to remember if that’s your goal. Of course some people freelance for extra spending cash & keep their … Continue reading

September 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

My ebook, No Time For Love

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