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Whitney Hubbell

Whitney is an English teacher and writer from Michigan based in beautiful Kobe. She spends her time reading novels and exploring Japan and is also interested in photography and fashion.

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10 Side Jobs for Foreigners in Japan

Looking to make some extra money outside your day job? Here are some possible side jobs you can consider.

By 6 min read

Explore

10 Tattoo-Friendly Onsen in Kansai

Got tattoos? Worry not. Here is a list of tattoo-friendly onsen in Kansai that will allow you and your ink to enjoy their baths

By 5 min read

Work

A Step By Step ALT Escape Plan

In this post, we break down how to transition out of being an ALT and prepare for a future in Japan outside of teaching English.

By 7 min read

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The 10 Best Things To Do in Kobe

Discover the best things to do in Kobe, including famous hot springs, mountain views and of course Kobe beef.

By 6 min read

Culture

What is Cheating Culture in Japan Really Like?

What is the cheating culture in Japan really like? Let’s explore the truth and history of relationships, dating and sex in Japan.

By 6 min read

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The 10 Best Things to Do in Osaka

The essential things to do when you visit Osaka, from exploring city neighborhoods to enjoying the best food or discovering the history and culture. 

By 6 min read

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Warm Destinations to Visit During Winter in Japan

Looking to escape from the cold and snow this winter? Head to one of these destinations to warm up in milder and more comfortable weather.

By 6 min read

Learn

Everything You Need to Know About the JLPT

A practical guide to the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.

By 5 min read

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5 Common English Teacher Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

A simple guide to common interview questions and how to answer them so you can ace your interview to teach English in Japan.

By 8 min read

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5 Spots in Osaka Every Photographer Should Know

Aiming to get that perfect shot while in Osaka but don’t know where to start? Check out these popular photo spots.

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Explore

5 Animals Found Only In Japan and Where to See Them

Learn more about Japan's wildlife, from rare cats and wise goats to cute snowy birds and bathing monkeys.

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5 Easy Japanese Summer Dishes to Make at Home

Stay cool and eat well with these five simple summer dishes that are both delicious and won’t drain your energy to make.

By 5 min read