Kumamoto’s beauty has been forever altered by the 2016 earthquake. Nevertheless, follow the locals’ unwavering strength and help the prefecture by making it a destination on your next trip to Kyushu.
By Cara Lam on June 20, 2018
Learn how being an assistant language teacher in Japan has turned you into a valuable team player for your next employer.
By Cara Lam on April 19, 2018
Learn from this writer’s experiences — and “if-only-I-had-known” moments — so you can plan a more efficient and economical trip and still get out of your comfort zone.
By Cara Lam on March 15, 2018
Winter in rural areas of Japan can feel cold, isolating and gloomy — especially to new ALTs — but you’re not alone. Here are five ways to slam dunk the funk without going into hibernation
By Cara Lam on January 5, 2018
Winter has finally come. The ways Japanese people deal with winter may leave you puzzled but while here — take advantage of the many inventions this country has to combat the cold.
By Cara Lam on December 27, 2017
“Dame yo!” How many times does my face need to burn with embarrassment until I stop breaking rules at my school?