Back to Japan after 8 years

In 2020 I had the privilege of spending two months in Japan. It had been 8 years for me since I last visited Japan. As loyal readers of this blog will know, I have spent a year living in Japan in 2011-2012. That experience was incidentally also my first time to visit Japan and it... Continue Reading →

My viral video: gift wrapping in Japan

Last year around Christmas time, something very exciting happened: one of the videos on The Japans went viral. The video I am talking about is 'gift wrapping in Japan'. It was a big surprise when the video went viral. The article on my blog 'Japanese gift wrapping' had already been published since October 2013 so... Continue Reading →

My writing process

Today is a milestone in my blogging adventure: I will deviate from the topic 'Japan' and dedicate a post to the topic of blogging itself. The reason? I was invited by Buri-chan from San'in Monogatari to participate in the Writing Process Blog Tour. The San'in Monogatari blog is a nice mix of traditional Japanese culture... Continue Reading →

Blogging brings people together

When I first started with this blog, I warned myself not to expect too much of it. Sure, it would be great to attract readers that aren't just friends and family. In fact, it would be downright wonderful to get a decent number of page views and some comments on my posts. But since I... Continue Reading →

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