Welcome to my blog. Here’s how it came to be.
While I can’t claim to have reached peak happiness just yet, here are some things I wish I’d known in my twenties about leading a happy life.
A little over three years ago, I uprooted my quiet European life, packed two large suitcases and moved to Japan. Was it worth it?
Dozens of prominent intellectuals got together to write “A Letter on Justice and Open Debate” on the topic of cancel culture. I was hoping for a poignant commentary on modern society. That’s not what we got.
Thinking of moving to an apartment in Tokyo? Be ready to pay upfront many times the cost of rent.
A few weeks ago, my good friend Kayo and I decided to do a joint writing project about Japanese culture and society. After all, such a complex, deep and stratified social framework can’t be understood from any single vantage point—especially not that of white guy who’s only been here a few years. The first topic …