Posts Tagged ‘ japanese ’

Why Japanese is the Easiest Functional Language

April 16, 2017
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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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Day in the Life of an Expat in Tochigi

April 14, 2017
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Tochigi is a whole new ball of wax. My time in Higashi-Hiroshima felt like summer camp being under AEON’s tutelage; the tiny apartment combined with true culture shock and lack of Internet access for a few weeks certainly didn’t help. Even in Kagoshima, with a professional job and access to tropical islands, I felt...
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Returning to Japan after a Decade

February 17, 2017
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Returning to Japan after a Decade

I didn't have anything else lined up. I was originally planning to fly into Hanoi to try a stint as a digital nomad for 3-6 months, and it’s not as though I'm doomed to renew my contract year after year. I can finally settle if Japan is where I want to be. No one...
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Omakase: My Sushi Go 55 Experience

February 6, 2010
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Omakase: My Sushi Go 55 Experience

“We’re just watching you; this is better than Survivor.” The two men and single woman sitting at the end of the bar to my right had a point, I thought. After all, I had eaten many strange things in my line of travel work – semi-poisonous blowfish, octopus with mayonnaise and fried batter, the...
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Sandwiches and Sakura in Palmy

October 1, 2009
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Sandwiches and Sakura in Palmy

It’s no secret I make it a goal to compare Subway sandwiches across the globe. Before my time in Japan, I was eating at least six subs/week for lunch… maybe dinner too. In the states, you can get spicy mustard, spinach leaves, and several kinds of cheese (not to mention the meatball subs). The...
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