Animal Cafés

Animal Cafés

Have you heard about the different animal cafés Japan is known for? You can eat, drink and play with animals all in one place. Since the first cat café opened, other animals have become popular. There are cafés for: •Dogs…

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A Summer Experience: Wearing Yukata
Tokyo

A Summer Experience: Wearing Yukata

Although we are no longer on lockdown, things aren’t back to “normal.” Summer time in Japan is typically full of festivals and other fun activities. A lot of big events have been canceled and it’s still recommended to practice social…

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The First 6 Months of 2020

The First 6 Months of 2020

This is the first post that I’ve written in 2020. The last one was in October 2019 and I honestly didn’t feel like writing anything since then. I know that the first half of this year has been crazy for…

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Japanese Hanko: Personal Stamps & Seals
Tokyo

Japanese Hanko: Personal Stamps & Seals

In the U.S., and most other countries, a signature is all that is needed to complete official documents.  In some parts of Asia, including Japan, personal stamps called hanko are used instead.  Hanko can be made from wood, silver, and…

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Journey to Japan
Tokyo

Journey to Japan

August 5th started my second year living in Japan and I can’t believe how fast the time passed!  I still get asked about how I ended up in Tokyo in the first place so I decided to write this post…

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