Yes, yes they can. I mean, of course! Men everywhere can cook. I'll ashamedly admit that at one time I believed some of the generalizations that I heard about how rigid Japanese society is with social norms. You know, the men go to work and the women belong at home and in the kitchen. The… Continue reading Can Japanese Men Cook?
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
Do you know someone who's in love with Japanese culture? It can be difficult deciding what to get them for their birthday, holidays, or other special occasions depending on what their hobbies and interests are. Whether that person is into Japanese anime, music, fashion, language, etc., we have some recommendations that'll help you find the… Continue reading Affordable Gift Ideas for Japanese Culture Lovers
There were many ups and downs in my life over the past two years, but the last couple of months have made it all worthwhile. I have a solid group of friends, a wonderful boyfriend, and a lot of good memories I can look back on. Cherry blossom festivals, also known as hanami (flower viewing) are… Continue reading What Dating Has Been like in Japan
This weekend was my first time meeting my boyfriend's parents, and it was something that I was dreading and worrying about until it finally happened. I was so scared that I wouldn't be able to understand them well enough, or that my Japanese would be too terrible for them to like me. I spent a… Continue reading Meeting My Japanese Boyfriend’s Parents