How I got a job as a manga translator, what the work was like and why I eventually quit.
Breakdown of all of our living costs in Japan. Many helpful hints if you are considering living in Japan. Sums up rent, phone bill, internet, home costs, health insurance, food, car, childcare and more on a USD/month basis. Updated 2019.
Why picking a clear kanji study goal has helped me keep going. Know where you are heading, so you'll know when you get there.
What the "Golden Week" period is like in Japan and how we celebrated ours.
What the 88 temple Shikoku pilgrimage in Japan is, what it costs and how to do it.
How we celebrated the start of cherry blossom season in Japan.
Bemmu gets depressed and makes friends with a turtle.
Thinking of going to the Tokushima Awa Odori festival?
How we survive and enjoy the hot and humid summers here in Tokushima, Japan.
What our experience with CouchSurfing has been like.
How I met my Japanese wife.
What attending a Japanese wedding is like.
Japanissa asuva suomalainen listaa kaikki paikalliset asumiskulut.
Explains how the Japanese writing system works by comparing it to expanding the English alphabet.
Lists all the costs for living in Tokushima, Japan for a family of three.