Accommodations, Housing

A Tour of My Old Apartment in Yokohama

Here's a short video I threw together and made back in the summer. I didn't post it sooner due to life events, and started to fear I never would! https://youtu.be/KHNf9oO4w6k Please ignore how pale my face looks compared to the rest of my body. I got a tan and didn't realize how much my foundation… Continue reading A Tour of My Old Apartment in Yokohama

Leaving my home in Japan
Accommodations, Experiences, Housing, Love, Relationships

Settling down in Japan Was Impossible

Eight times.  Eight times is how often I've moved since coming to Japan. Considering I've only lived here for seven years, that means I've packed up and changed homes on average at least once a year. The shortest I've lived anywhere was about three months in a tiny company owned apartment in Kawasaki. Right next… Continue reading Settling down in Japan Was Impossible

Accommodations, Typhoon

How to Prepare for the Next Big Typhoon in Japan

Does news about an approaching typhoon have you worried? Are you wondering what you should do to prepare for it, and how things will turn out afterwards? Here is some helpful information on what you can do during typhoon season to stay safe and give yourself a peace of mind. Hurricane and Typhoon season is… Continue reading How to Prepare for the Next Big Typhoon in Japan

Accommodations, Evacuation, Supplies

When the Next BIG QUAKE Hits, You’ll Need This Grab Bag

If a major earthquake were to hit right now, how quickly could you evacuate? Do you have all of the essentials you’d need to survive the next few days in something small enough to carry? Do you have everything assembled in one bag that you could grab, and be out the door within seconds? How… Continue reading When the Next BIG QUAKE Hits, You’ll Need This Grab Bag

Accommodations, Earthquake

The Safest Place in an Apartment During an Earthquake

If you live in an apartment in an earthquake-prone area, it is a good precaution to learn where the safest spot is when a major earthquake hits. You should examine your home beforehand so you are aware of what dangers are presented in each room, and so you can react more quickly when the time… Continue reading The Safest Place in an Apartment During an Earthquake

What to Do During an Earthquake in a Tall Building
Accommodations, Earthquake

What to Do During an Earthquake in a Tall Building

Have you ever worried about what to do during an earthquake if you're in a tall building? There are greater risks and dangers that you may face depending on the floor that you are on. Japan has an average of 2-3 earthquakes per day, but most are not strong enough to be felt on ground… Continue reading What to Do During an Earthquake in a Tall Building

Accommodations, Advice, Housing

A Guide to Apartments in Japan for Foreigners

Are you someone thinking about moving to Japan? Are you a foreigner currently living in Japan, but want to change your housing? If so, this is a comprehensive guide to what you'll need in order to rent apartments in Japan, and how to overcome the obstacles that many foreigners face. After living in Japan for… Continue reading A Guide to Apartments in Japan for Foreigners