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Background Music in Japan

In Japan, one of the weird things I often notice and appreciate is the background music, or BGM. It creates never ending entertainment or frustration. There is of course, background … Continue reading

February 21, 2018 · 1 Comment

Outings (16 )

I had some frequent flyer miles with United Airlines, not a ton, but some that were going to expire with no activity soon. I researched a bit about where we … Continue reading

February 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Riding a Bike in Japan

Motenai! Don’t let that bike go to waste!   I am not fond of driving. This includes in the US and in Japan (even if I have only driven in left … Continue reading

February 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Free Q & A Sheet for English Conversation Lessons

Two years ago, I returned to Japan as an ALT, but that didn’t last long. I finished up the school year on a short contract, then I decided not to … Continue reading

January 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

outings (15)

In our city, Kurume, but out in the rural area, there’s a festival we meant to go to last year. One of my students lives in that neighborhood and invited … Continue reading

January 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

10 Important Things to Know About Living in Japan

Before making the choice to move to Japan, there are some things you might want to be aware of first. One. People speak Japanese in Japan. Get used to Japanese or … Continue reading

January 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Staying in a Japanese Hostel

My reasons for preferring hostels are: cost, kitchen, and built in community. If you just need a safe place to sleep and don’t plan to spend much time there during … Continue reading

January 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Teaching Test Preparation Lessons

Test prep has a lot in common with company lessons, that is, if the course is organized under a company who hires language teachers. If you’re awesome at Japanese, you … Continue reading

January 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

New year firsts

What new year traditions do you celebrate after the new year? Keep in mind all the things you do for the first time in the year, as they are sort of special.

December 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

New Year’s Resolutions and Studying Japanese

(To make a) New Year’s Resolution 新年の抱負「を立てる」 Shinnen no houfu (wo tateru) Japanese people don’t really have a tradition to make new year’s resolutions, but not all Americans bother with … Continue reading

December 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

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