Japan Lesson: Going Overboard with Idle Comments

September 7, 2017

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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The Life of a YouTuber isn’t One I’d Want

August 28, 2017

Many readers probably monitor my social media channels like YouTube and Instagram. Here's why I don't take a more active role in promoting myself.
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Making New Friends in Japan: Next to Impossible

August 24, 2017

I've been in Japan for about five months, but I've been a traveler for years. Some of my experience may benefit newbies considering leaving friendships in favor of adventure.
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Thoughts on Order in the Japanese Classroom

June 1, 2017

Are Japanese classrooms nothing but teachers administering corporal punishment and students sitting quietly?
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In Japan, Sometimes You’re a Toddler

May 25, 2017

Little things have cropped up this week after two months in the country. I won’t say they’ve gotten me down, because I was aware of them and had experienced them before, but I certainly wouldn’t label them as positive experiences.
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4 Differences between Working at Eikaiwa and Being an ALT

April 18, 2017

Teaching English in Japan comes with its own set of rules. Have you thought about a private language school, or a program like JET?
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Why Japanese is the Easiest Functional Language

April 16, 2017

My take on linguistic relativity, and how Japanese may be the easiest language for functioning in the modern world due to the intuition of Japanese speakers and the plethora of stock phrases.
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