Accommodations, Advice, Experiences, Housing, Money, Travel, Work

Living and Making Money in Rural Hokkaido

I put on my boots and open the door to my house and step outside.  Immediately the blinding white strikes my eyes. To my right is a field of white all the way back to the hills in the distance and to my left is a wall of snow 8 feet high.  In front of… Continue reading Living and Making Money in Rural Hokkaido

Japanese Skincare Products That Got Rid of My Acne
Health

3 Japanese Skincare Products That Got Rid of My Acne

Like many, I first started suffering from acne when I was a teenager, and my friends and family assured me that it was just a phase I was going through. As the acne progressively got worse through middle school and high school, everyone started offering suggestions for how to get rid of it faster. "Wash… Continue reading 3 Japanese Skincare Products That Got Rid of My Acne

Travel

Fun and Romantic Things to Do in Yokohama at Night

Whether you live in Yokohama or you're just visiting while on holiday, chances are you're wondering what kind of fun you can get into on a night out. What's so great about this city compared to Tokyo is that you can have a really great time without the huge crowds or breaking the bank. Here… Continue reading Fun and Romantic Things to Do in Yokohama at Night

Quitting Your Job in Japan - Taxi Driver
Advice, Experiences, Work

Quitting Your Job in Japan: A Guide to Worker’s Rights

Japan is often viewed as an amazing place to live. While I definitely agree that Japan is great, they still have a lot of the same problems that appear in other countries. Just like in the US, it’s not unheard of for companies to toe the line on labor laws. I’ve had several encounters with… Continue reading Quitting Your Job in Japan: A Guide to Worker’s Rights

Hiking, Travel

Can Mount Fuji Still Erupt?

Mount Fuji climbing season has arrived and many people are excited to hike Mount Fuji! Despite its beauty, it is important to remember that Mount Fuji is an active volcano. As such, it presents the ever-present danger of an eruption for both the surrounding towns and the Greater Kanto Region. Volcanologists believe it is due… Continue reading Can Mount Fuji Still Erupt?