I’d like to welcome you to my blog, a documented journey of picking up and starting over in a foreign land. Relocation from Hollywood, California to the Japanese countryside – and everything that went into it. From pre-planning to introspective thoughts on the matter, from moving logistics to cultural observations, and on to the development of a new beginning.

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As the seasons change one exciting form of public entertainment is the many festivals, often regional or for specific purposes, which take place in Japan.
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Challenges On Your Visit to Japan (And Navigating Them)

Before moving to japan, I had a handful of visits. And while navigating Japan for me was overwhelmingly magical, there was always a few tiny things which made for minor inconveniences which could have been easily avoided – if I knew in advance. So hopefully this Blog post comes in handy for someone with an … Continue reading Challenges On Your Visit to Japan (And Navigating Them)

8 Things To Love About the Japanese Countryside 田舎

Truthfully this list could be any size. Why not 20 things? Or 100 things? Well, these things don’t always hit my brain at once folks! So let’ appreciate them in small bites. Also I could go very broad and just say “nature” or something, but I don’t think that’s very interesting. Instead I’ll list some … Continue reading 8 Things To Love About the Japanese Countryside 田舎

6 Striking Cultural Personality Differences

We’re all human, and share a lot in common. But now that I live in Japan, I can witness in person how culture works to mold our  personalities from childhood. If you transplant a person from one culture, and place them into another – unprepared, it could result in a fish-out-of-water experience. This is especially interesting … Continue reading 6 Striking Cultural Personality Differences

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