The Island No One Knows

  We all know that Japan is an island nation. There’s Kyushu and Honshu, Hokkaido and Shikoku; Okinawa is almost entirely islands. But there’s an island no one knows, and it’s where I’ve been living since August of 2018 While many of you have heard of Niigata prefecture (perhaps some Read more…

Culture Shock

“You will feel tired and frustrated, and small things like working out whether a bottle of liquid at the supermarket is soy sauce or fish sauce will start to seem like big problems.” Many explanations of culture shock are somewhat lacking in terms of understanding why it happens, so, for Read more…