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Meaning of “Giri Choco”: The Guide to Valentine`s Day and White Day in Japan

It is almost February… time passes by so quickly, isn`t it? In Japan, you can already see how fast things are getting ready for the next exciting event to come: Valentine`s Day; a celebration of romance and love that takes place annually on February 14th in many places around the world. On Valentine`s day, people…
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Finding work in Japan: Exposing the Dark Side of Getting a Job in Japan

This article is about my experience as a teacher in Japan and about Kindergartens here. In my previous articles I talked a bit about how I managed to get a job in Japan, visas, procedures and my training in Shizuoka. For part one of this article series, check here: Finding work in Japan: Positive and…
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Finding work in Japan: Both the Dark and the Bright Side

This article is about my experience as a teacher in Japan and about Kindergartens here and last time I explained a bit of how I got a visa in Japan, how did my training start and what I felt teaching for the first time in a Kindergarten. For part one of this article series, check…

Finding work in Japan: Positive and Negative Experiences

This article is about my experience as a teacher in Japan and about Kindergartens here and I will try to touch both the positive and negative aspects about working in Japan as an English teacher along with a few tips and information on how I applied, what you should know and what you should prepare…
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The Japanese Old Woman that Raises Ducks: PET or FOOD?! Caring or Animal Cruelty?!

This Monday, on the Japanese TV Show 月曜から夜ふかし(Getsuyou kara Yofukashi), in the Investigation Section, people sent a request to the staff in order to investigate it further. The request was about an Old Woman that has an unusual pet: a duck. The duck always follows the old woman on the streets of Tokyo and seems…
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