Having settled in Japan after stints living in the US, Australia and Sweden, Mark whiles away his precious time on this Earth by writing about music, popular culture and pretty much anything else that is unlikely to win him the Pulitzer he so desperately craves. You can find Mark's debut novel If You're in Bangkok Bring an Apple on Amazon stores.
There is nothing to compete with that moment when the look on a student’s face goes from complete confusion to being filled with the spark of understanding.
What do you do if your Japanese colleagues don't fancy your gaijinity?
Today there are many wineries in Japan, mostly focused around the Japanese Alps regions.
Teachers are someone to look up to, someone to emulate, role models for the children in their charge, and are thus expected to behave as such both in and outside of school.
This fireworks display dates back to the feudal times, and people in Nagano boast the skills required to make huge fireworks balls for a gorgeous fireworks display.
From factory worker to fashion model. A journey of lucky breaks and hard work.
Being a hostess had nothing to do with sex but a lot to do with psychology.