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 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

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

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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