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Suki Deshou?

A blog that started out being about my time in Japan as a foreign student has now expanded into a blog about the JET Programme, living & travelling in Japan and all other related things.

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Tubbygaijin - A Brit in Osaka

Blogging about life in Japan. Festivals, culture and geeky stuff.

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A blog about things to do in Tokyo and travelling around the world!

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Gu Choki Pa

Chronicles of the everyday life of an American family of six living in central Japan.

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Follow me on my adventures in Japan

From An Alien's Eyes

A stranger living in a whole new world, the land of cherry blossoms.

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For Now, Japan

2.5 years after moving to Japan to teach, I started this blog. It follows my adventures that range from international travel to weekend day trips. I try to write about interesting cultural differences, as well as personal experiences and thoughts that pertain to expat life.

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Tokyo Writer

Find out about Tokyo and writing and parenting every week with Tokyo writer. Posts include info on local culture, arts, food and more. I often write about writing and parenting - with an expat focus, of course

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Like Some Cat from Japan

Two American Newlyweds trade the wide open plains of Oklahoma for the neon jungle of Kansai.

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Daily life in Osaka, Japan, with a focus on culture, food and travel around Japan.

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This is MY LIFE

Still finding my way in the land of the rising sun but here is my life

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The Intercultural Blog

This an intercultural blog where you can understand some cultures of many countries by easy ways like cartoons, videos and interviews

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A Canadian in Japan

Rachel Lake is a Canadian currently living in Japan via the JET Programme. She writes about teaching and living in Japan as well as about travels around Asia.

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Purple Pen in Japan

musings of a female foreigner working and living in Japan

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And So It Goes

An American in Tokyo. Like a lot of others.

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Jersey Joshii

I am living in Japan for a year with home trips every three months where my husband and dog await my return. I am working on one of the largest energy projects in the world and eating my way through Japan.

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Velvet Alley

Konnichiwa, my name is Christi and I am an American expat living in Japan since the spring of 2011. I'm enjoying my everyday life here in this weird country. This is a personal blog about the fun, life and adventure of living in Japan. FYI, I say "fuck" a lot. Sorry.


Love and culture shock in Kansai.

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Living and Teaching in Japan

My blog is about living and teaching in Japan. It's funny. Some topics include: cultural differences, Japan is ridiculous, EngRish, situational anecdotes, I hate kanji, and much, much more.

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This month's expat blog: Travel Gourmande

After spending 12 rewarding years in Dubai, Arni and her family decided to move back to the Philippines and "set up their nest". Today, and after a decade of a hectic career-oriented lifestyle in the Middle East, Arni and her French husband run their business in the Philippino countryside. With every opportunity, Arni steals some time for blogging — what started as a journal filled with travel and culinary tips, expanded to be the record of an eventful life journey. Are you ready to join Arni in her adventures and get inspired?

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