A little over three years ago, I uprooted my quiet European life, packed two large suitcases and moved to Japan. Was it worth it?
Introducing the new Youtube series I’m hosting: Work in Progress Japan
Dating has been a huge part of my experience living in Japan. To save future generations from some of the head and heartaches we experienced, my friend Kayo and I decided to write about our experiences dating in Japan! Here is my bit on the white guy perspective. Make sure to check out hers on the Japanese lady perspective too!
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.
Thousands of students come to Japan every year to learn Japanese at a language school. Here’s the honest truth about my personal experience.
When all news coverage is the same three anecdotes, no wonder people develop stereotypes.
Sometimes switching to English is a lifesaver. Other times it’s rude and insensitive.
When I got my first haters, those who came to my defense weren’t the big public intellectuals. It was those closest to me.
When times got tough, I turned to the news in search for answers. It gave me nothing but more questions.
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.
My dream is to be a writer. Why is there a voice in my head telling me I’m a fraud?
Every language has bias. New languages give us the perspective we need to see that bias.
For some, coronavirus is stealing lives and livelihoods. But for most, it’s stealing time.
As a blue-eyed white European living in Japan, I’m not just a foreigner. I’m a very foreign foreigner. Here’s a taste of some of the bizarre conversations I’m party to on a regular basis.