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Poor Performance at Sano Marathon

December 10, 2017

Though I didn't complete the Sano Marathon in my goal time or even close to do it, it was good attempting to run a full 42.195 kilometers again.
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Ashikaga Takauji-ko Half Marathon

November 6, 2017

This weekend, I ran my first race since returning to Japan seven months ago. How do events in Japan differ from those in the US?
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Training for a Marathon in Japan

October 25, 2017

Running is incredibly popular in Japan, but that's not the reason why the country is better for me in terms of training for a marathon.
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Most Dreamers Don’t Succeed

October 11, 2017

A splash of cold water right in the face to anyone who thinks they're going to be a moviestar, an Instagram model, or the next big sensation in any field.
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My Response to Unpaid Overtime in Japan

September 25, 2017

The reason I oppose unpaid overtime in Japan isn't because it's time theft and highly illegal in the US, but contributes to the major problems facing the country today.
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Foreigners in Japan are Helpers, Nothing More

September 21, 2017

As an expat in Japan, do you just keep your head down and do your job, stifling your soul but enjoying the benefits of living in a safe and prosperous country, or take a stand and try to be a leader in a system...
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What Would Happen if I didn’t Renew my Contract in Japan?

September 18, 2017

Pondering the different paths my life could take in the next few weeks as I decide to stay on in Japan another year, leave to work freelance, or make some attempt at living in San Francisco.
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