Daily Life in Japan

life in Japan is more than just Kyoto, washlets, Kimonos, rice, and sushi

Japan is an interesting country. It’s a country where old meets new, where tradition goes hand in hand with high-tech gadgets. I first came here back in ’94 on a study abroad program. Not knowing what to expect, I decided to enroll in a 6 month program and test the waters so to speak. It …

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20 reasons why I love Japan

Success isn’t something that’s taught in school. So if one decides to make success a study, where should we start? Earl Nightingale talks about attitude, Tony Robbins talks about state, Robert Kiyosaki touches on mindset. And they’re all right. Success is based on building a strong foundation of fundamental concepts of which attitude, state and …

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why do people spend so much money and time to pass college entrance tests

As I write this post the end of February is just around the corner and we’re well into the entrance test season here in Japan. Here test season is no joke. Parents spend thousands of dollars to prepare their children for such tests in the hopes of their children getting accepted into a good school. …

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the weather in Japan has a little something for everyone

Anyone who has studied Japanese for more than a few years will have studied how to write a letter. While in English we’re free to start off the letter any way we see fit, in Japanese letters often begin with a comment about the weather. I remember our class asking our teacher why that was …

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