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Welcome to my blog, a documented journey of relocation from Hollywood, California to the Japanese countryside. From the move, to getting settled, to the subsequent adventures that take place. I’ll offer my insights on the culture, raising children, the beauty of Japan and more!

Today’s Featured Blog Post
8 Things That Are Cheaper in Japan
Sure, lots of people like to say that Japan is expensive. But that’s not necessarily true. Many things are actually cheaper in Japan, and it also depends quite a bit on your lifestyle.  Read more>>

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Costco Items That Every Foreigner in Japan Needs (Part 2)

My original post about Costco items that foreigners (living in Japan) love – was popular! But I did get a few comments saying “This list is only for American’s”, or that it was otherwise incomplete. So I brought the question to you… the masses (on Twitter) and received a great response! Many of your guilty … Continue reading Costco Items That Every Foreigner in Japan Needs (Part 2)

Visiting Japan Without Speaking Japanese: Part 3 of 3

Thinking about visiting Japan? This is the final part in our 3-Part series about visiting Japan without speaking Japanese. Watch Part-1 and Part-2 before watching this final episode. Today we finish out chat with Rob Dyer at TheRealJapan.com about the prospect of visiting Japan without speaking Japanese. Is lack of fluency a show-stopper? Few would … Continue reading Visiting Japan Without Speaking Japanese: Part 3 of 3

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