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December 26, 2013

Moving to Japan: The Packing List Challenge

This time of year, soon-to-be teachers are gearing up for the big move to Japan. The interviews are done, contracts have been signed, and you’re starting to prepare for a major change in your life. It’s exciting and stressful.

December 18, 2013

Village Vanguard. Ridiculous + Awesome Holiday Shopping

If you’re heading back to your home country for the holidays, and a terrible planner, you’re probably in the frenzy…

December 14, 2013

Nihon Noms: 5 Japanese Superfoods To Eat Tonight

We all know that Japanese food is known for being healthy, but here are a few food facts to help…

December 6, 2013

2013 Tokyo Ramen Grand Prix Wrap Up

Since moving to Japan, the once thing I promised myself I’d never write about is ramen. I’m hardly an expert…

November 29, 2013

Sunny Diner is The Real Fake Deal

The movie Ghost World rules for two reasons: 1) the music is cool, and 2) the main character is obsessed…

November 22, 2013

Japanese Food 101: Let’s Eat Nabe

If you’re new to Japan and aren’t well versed in Japanese cookery, going to the grocery store is a bit…

November 19, 2013

5 J-Blogs You Should Be Reading

Here’s a quick roundup of some of my favorite blogs about life in Japan. Whether you’re into yummy stuff, geek…

November 12, 2013

Fukushima Love: IMA’s Tokyo Flea Market 11/17

3/11. We hear a lot in the news about misdirected culpability and averted government responsibility, but not so much about…

November 8, 2013

Eat, Drink, and Be Genki… Let’s Go to Osaka

Okay Tokyo people: it’s time. The holiday hoo ha is ramping up and the leaves are changing. Get ready to…

October 31, 2013

Ahoy hoy! Pillaging Laughs with The Pirates of Tokyo Bay

Wait what? A live, improv, comedy show…  in two languages? But, Japanese and Western humor are so different- how does…

October 25, 2013

Tokyo’s Beauty Billboard Top 10: RanKing RanQueen

With so many beauty-girl products on the shelves, it’s easy for the foreign lady to get her brain scrambled trying…

October 20, 2013

Kai Azabu Juban: The BBQ SPAM incident

I was ready to review White Smoke in Azabu Juban, because I’d heard the BBQ is magical and authentic and…

October 18, 2013

CrossFit in Daikanyama: Lazy Girl Rehab

Truth: I’m lazy. Or at least, I’ve been lazy since moving here when it comes to working out. When people…

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