How I went from being an anime geek to having a stint as a manga translator
How I got a job as a manga translator, what the work was like and why I eventually quit.
Our cost of living in Japan in USD (2019)
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.
Setting Your Kanji Study Goal
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.
Who runs Candy Japan?
Golden week in Japan
What the "Golden Week" period is like in Japan and how we celebrated ours.
Shikoku island 88 temple pilgrimage
What the 88 temple Shikoku pilgrimage in Japan is, what it costs and how to do it.
Cherry blossom season
How we celebrated the start of cherry blossom season in Japan.
Bemmu gets depressed and makes friends with a turtle.
Tokushima Awa Odori
Thinking of going to the Tokushima Awa Odori festival?
Hot summer in Shikoku
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 wife
How I met my Japanese wife.
Wedding in Japan
What attending a Japanese wedding is like.
Kuinka kallista on asua Japanissa?
Japanissa asuva suomalainen listaa kaikki paikalliset asumiskulut.
Japanese writing system basics
Explains how the Japanese writing system works by comparing it to expanding the English alphabet.
What it costs to live in Japan in USD
Lists all the costs for living in Tokushima, Japan for a family of three.