Things I don’t understand about Japan: Job Hunting Suits

What is it? In Japan, during their senior year of college, most seniors do something called “Shukatsu” (就活), or “Job Hunting.” And I know that most seniors, regardless of country, do job hunting, but Japan (per usual) takes it to a [...]

10 January, 2013 // 16 Comments

The top 7 things about Japanese vending (drink) Machines

People tell me that you can buy anything from a vending machine in Japan. I actually hear that a lot. While I haven’t seen “everything,” I’ve seen some crazy stuff. But that’s a whole different post. Today I want to talk about drink [...]

1 November, 2012 // 5 Comments

How to eat 回転寿司 (sushi on a conveyor belt)

It’s rare to meet someone who doesn’t love sushi – especially foreigners.   But sushi is expensive and therefore very difficult to like- at least as a broke college student. A lot of the time when I’m out with friends, we see a regular [...]

8 October, 2012 // 5 Comments

How to Pay your Utility Bills in Japan

Nobody likes paying bills, but paying your bills in a foreign country can be pretty scary. That’s why, the first time I got (what I thought was) a utilities bill in the mail, I frantically called my boyfriend, Ryosuke, to have it explain it. [...]

16 September, 2012 // 20 Comments

How to store your bike in a Japanese long-term parking lot

Biking is everything in Japan. Even if someone were to hand me the keys to a brand new shiny Volvo, I wouldn’t take it. Or I would, but then I would sell the car and buy a bike. A couple weeks ago, I was in a mild bike accident. I say mild, [...]

24 August, 2012 // 5 Comments

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