Can Japanese Men Cook
Dating, Love, Relationships

Can Japanese Men Cook?

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?

How to Be Financially Secure in Japan
Money, Work

How to Be Financially Secure in Japan

If you're someone who plans on living in Japan long term, you're going to have to spend some time thinking about your finances and what your goals are for life. It's one thing to come here and spend a few years to go sightseeing, traveling, and gaining some new experiences. It's an entirely different challenge… Continue reading How to Be Financially Secure in Japan

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

20 Gift Ideas for Japanese Culture Lovers
Relationships

Affordable Gift Ideas for Japanese Culture Lovers

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

How Okinawa is Different from Mainland Japan - Blue Shisa
Travel

How Okinawa is Different from Mainland Japan

It’s a chilly and rainy day here in Yokohama. Although I’m glad to be off work and spending the day relaxing at home, there’s one other place I’d rather be: Okinawa. It’s been a little over a month since my visit, but here are some thoughts on some of the things that still stand out… Continue reading How Okinawa is Different from Mainland Japan