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Driving School and getting my Drivers Licence in Japan

Recently I went to a driving school in Japan to aid me in acquiring my driver’s license here. For most foreigners getting a driver’s license in Japan involves going to a licensing centre doing an interview then coming back for a driving test, written test...

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Things getting clearer the second time around

A few weeks ago I recognized that it has been one year since I have been living in Japan. I am amazed at how fast the time has flown by. What has been even more surprising in the weeks since is the repetition of many...

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Shore Trooper from Star Wars Rouge One

My figure collection expanded further recently when I acquired a 1/12 scale Shore Trooper model from Star Wars Rogue One. The figure was a gift from my pal Mike who is a fellow ALT on the JET program here in Shimane, Japan. I should have...

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Just when I thought I was a Japan-travel guru

I recently went to Tokyo. Travelling from my rural island via ferry and overnight bus. I really enjoyed myself in Tokyo but then it was time to return – so I started to make my way to Tokyo station to catch my night bus –...

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25+ Japanese words and phrases Anime taught me

A few months ago I made a post called “Is learning Japanese with Anime, Manga and Video Games possible?” That post has proved quite popular so I decided to do a followup. I’ve watched a lot of anime over the years and although in recent...

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One Year Living in Japan

It’s now officially one year since I plopped off that plane in Tokyo excited about moving to Japan. I have blogged and spoken about it countless times about how moving to Japan had been a longtime goal of mine so I won’t go over that....

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Pokemon Legend Red Nendoroid

Remember my recent trip to Hiroshima and the Pokemon Centre there? Well, there was a particular figure I was hunting and it was disappointing not to find it. however, I managed to acquire it by other means and in this video, I show my new...

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Detroit: Become Human

Detroit: Become Human is a very polarizing game. People either really like it or really dislike it. The game is written and directed by David Cage – himself a polarizing figure in the video game industry and published by Quantic Dreams exclusively for the PlayStation...

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Learn Kanji over time to level-up your Japanese

Kanji are characters adopted from Chinese for writing Japanese. Together with Kanji, Hiragana and Katakana make up the Japanese writing system. In the beginning its really difficult to wrap your head around such a system especially coming from the western alphabet, however in time it...

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Japan Scene 6: Air Traffic Controller

A few weeks ago I attended a yard sale-style event put on by the boarders at the High School on my island. The aim was to sell-off stuff and raise funds. There were books, clothes, crafts and chocolate. One booth even had currency from counties...

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