Japan

My Most Intense Travel Experiences #2

February 14, 2018
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Needing to get back to the US for a wedding, I left work in Kagoshima Thursday afternoon. This is the story of the chaos that resulted from needing to party, delayed flights, and lax security.
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My Most Intense Travel Experiences #4

February 10, 2018
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Part one of my four-part series on crazy travel experiences I've had. This one involves me hitchhiking from Kagoshima to Nagasaki to run a half marathon, then make it all the way back before work on Monday.
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Poor Performance at Sano Marathon

December 10, 2017
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Though I didn't complete the Sano Marathon in my goal time or even close to 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 that wasn’t designed for you?
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What Would Happen if I didn’t Renew my Contract in Japan?

September 18, 2017
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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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Japan Lesson: Going Overboard with Idle Comments

September 7, 2017
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Hospitality in Japan is one thing, but what should you do when everyone around you takes everything you say as a call to action?
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