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My Life in Japan

Life experiences in Japan. Interaction with Japanese and other foreign friends, Observation of Japanese people and culture. Travel experience in Japan with Japanese and foreign friends.

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日本心: True Feelings on True Japan

日本心 (nihonshin), coming from the Japanese words 日本 (nihon) meaning "Japan" and 本心 (honshin) meaning "true feelings", is about honest opinions about life in Japan from my American perspective. It goes beyond the arrogance and delusions of many foreigners in Japan with ideas of "conquering Japan" or "becoming truly Japanese". Also meant as a positive space for those interested in coming to Japan to study or work.

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Gaijin Housewife in Japan

A blog about my life as a foreigner and a housewife in Japan. Also about the latest things going on here.

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Is this really a good idea? - Osaka Edition

'Is this really a good idea' brings you plenty of fun and interesting stories from an Englishman teaching English in Osaka. Expect food reports, pictures and day trip advice

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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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Untethered

Events and stories of a 20-something living in Shizuoka, Japan

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Alishan on the Move

Adventures and daily life of the crew of sailing yacht Alishan (Taswell 43). At present based in Fukuoka, Japan. Our boating story started in Holland, 1984.

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Travel to Japan

The website helps travelers in Japan. Japanese tourist, culture and language are introduced to help. Introduction of some hotels and inns.

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TranSenz Blog: The Bilingual Family

Our blog is about life in Japan as an international family, cultural events, culture shock, and translation issues, with posts in English and Japanese. TranSenz is a international family-owned translation business dedicated to strengthening the local international community and making Japan more accessible to foreign residents and visitors.

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Tokyo Tales

I have never lived outside the US, and I find myself in Tokyo with my family - husband and 3 boys. I am having shopping adventures, making language faux pas, doing family activities, and adjusting to life in the big city.

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To Ward Off Boredom

A simple narrative of college student Shelby Stevenson going to to college in central Tokyo.

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Funny Japan Signage

I love Japan and Japanese people but these signage gave me good chuckles! When I was working in Tokyo, the funny signage made me ease boredom

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TOKYOPLAY

The experiences of an Australian in Tokyo. Where to eat, play and discover what Tokyo has to offer.

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Wandering in Miyazaki

I'm a 22 year old black girl from NY living in Southern Japan through the JET Program, and my blog is just about my experiences that I'm having as they occur. I find myself constantly surprised about the the things that I see here, whether pleasantly or unpleasantly. My experiences in Japan might or might not apply to other girls if they live here, but I am just documenting ones that I have.

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Disappointed Idealist

The DI is about what happens when 'expectation' and 'grim reality' fight to the satirical death in the climax of a crappy kung-fu movie.

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Tokyo Cherie

Cataloging all of the beautiful / cute / quirky things I see in Japan.

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New Yorker in Japan

Cultural learnings,” observations, random thoughts, raves and rants about international exchange, life in Japan and New York as well as an occasional joke here and there from a Japanese American Nikkei New Yorker living in Japan.

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A JapanAmerican Family

A blog about a mixed Japanese-American family living in Japan.

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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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