Expat Life

LEARN THE LANGUAGE!

This is America, speak English or go back to your own country!!  How many Karens and Chads have you seen on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube, all harassing some poor bloke they overheard speaking Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, Farsi, Arabic, Swahili, or Japanese at a Starbucks, a grocery store checkout line, a bank, or a McDonald’s restaurant as if the first language to reach the shores of the United States

WELCOME TO JAPAN, Road Rules!

Being that the world seems to finally be coming back to its senses (is it?) on this whole Coronamania. Japan appears to be taking baby-steps towards opening up its borders to allow tourists and potential new expats back in. Students have already begun their arrival, so we’re all hoping that things will take a turn back towards the normal. Given the dollar’s strength these days, the exchange rate has never

MORE RULES IN JAPAN

Of all the numerous rules that you’re going to find yourself be expected to follow.  It’s not as hard as you might suspect it to be, and you might also find yourself being smiled and nodded at for simply doing them without anyone telling you to.  Even if you notice that so many people around you don’t follow the rules around here, follow them and you’ll look like a champ

Unexpected Life of an American in Japan.

I hadn’t actually planned on moving to Japan.  It was always a faraway dream or happy fantasy to be able to live in another country.  I was committed to life in Los Angeles, having lived there, for the second time, since 1996.  After years of working hard at finding my way through the maze that is Hollywood, I’d finally gotten an agent, was going out on lots of auditions, getting