Living Japan #6: Mission Apartment, Part Two

My note on finding a home in Japan (Living Japan #3: Mission Apartment) remains as the most-read post on this blog, so there must be many who had the same questions and struggles as I did. Hope that note helped you to some extent. I'll continue with the next steps: filling up the house and … Continue reading Living Japan #6: Mission Apartment, Part Two

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2016

"It went by too fast!" - says myself at the end of every year. Then I'd try to recollect what I've done in the past 364 days. Then finally, I'd whimper silently at the undeniable fact that I will age one year older. It doesn't help much to have a birthday in February, you'll feel … Continue reading 2016

Living Japan #5: Tokyo “City Girl”

Last July I celebrated a year of living in Japan. Work contract has been extended, so I'll hopefully be celebrating a second year anniversary next year. As I enter my second year, I made a decision to move to Tokyo. I moved from the suburbs of Yokohama, where most residents were grandmothers and high-school students … Continue reading Living Japan #5: Tokyo “City Girl”

Living Japan #3: Mission Apartment

If you're considering a move to Japan, be ready to get on board the major first mission. I didn't have to do too much for moving to Italy and Malawi, I had found good places to live before arriving. But moving to Japan was different because my company let us live in the dormitory while … Continue reading Living Japan #3: Mission Apartment