What to Do the Night You Arrive In Tokyo; My Experience

Since moving to Japan seven years ago I’ve shown around 10 friends around Tokyo (before I even moved to Tokyo) across 3 different trips. Based on my experience as an impromptu tour guide and long-term Japan expat, please allow me to create your itinerary for what you should do your first night in Tokyo AContinue reading “What to Do the Night You Arrive In Tokyo; My Experience”

A Kanji Guide to all Major Japanese Capital City Names (With Character Meaning Explanations)

I have created a guide on how to write Japanese city names in kanji, and have also provided some cultural and historical context behind the kanji that are used. I noticed many people are wondering how to write Tokyo in Kanji, or perhaps how to write Osaka in kanji. I want to provide people withContinue reading “A Kanji Guide to all Major Japanese Capital City Names (With Character Meaning Explanations)”

Can Americans Travel To Japan? An Outline of the Current Covid-19 Situation

I remember when my parents were scheduled to arrive in Tokyo Haneda Airport in early October of last year. There WAS a time when, at the first signs of the pandemic, the idea of being able to travel again within a year didn’t seem like nearly as far-fetched of an idea. Oh, how jaded IContinue reading “Can Americans Travel To Japan? An Outline of the Current Covid-19 Situation”