What qualifications do you need to teach English in Japan?
This is probably the most common question I get.
It’s about time, an article about teaching English in Japan! It’s been a while since I’ve felt like I really have anything new to say on the topic, but there … Continue reading
It’s been a while! I’m loving the fall weather because it’s warm today, but it finally started getting cold in mid November. We went on a fall related outing this … Continue reading
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
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 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
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
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
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
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