Category Archives: Actual Real Life Stuff

A Business Trip to Shizuoka, or, 真由美の悪夢

In case you didn’t know, I currently work as an English teacher in Nagoya, Japan. My company is centered around three major Japanese cities (Osaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo), but it also has quite a few schools in less central areas, … Continue reading

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Let’s Nagoya – Part 3: Racism!

This is kind of a tough topic. As anyone who’s brushed up on their internet will know, any time you write something about a controversial subject the entire internet will immediately descend to call you a bastard. Approximately half your audience will do so because … Continue reading

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Let’s Nagoya – 犬山市 (Dog Mountain City), or, Reflections in Dog Mountain City

On the first weekend of April every year, Inuyama-shi (or Dog Mountain City) holds its Spring festival. Inuyama is about a half-hour train ride north of Nagoya, and, working on the weekends as we do, we only managed to arrive after sundown. As such we … Continue reading

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