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13 May at 12 PM

Filipino Expat Living in Japan - Interview with Vic

What is the best part about an expat life in Japan? Studying, traveling, and living abroad at the same time! Vic's blog talks about his life in Kyoto and Japan. Where he reads, hikes, bikes, and eats! Vic is also an international student so his blog tells a very different story than most of the other expat blogs out there. Vic also has...
24 Nov at 9 AM

Swedish Expat Living in Japan Interview with Ri

Globe-trotting freelance writer with a passion for music, reading and puppies. Currently living in Tokyo with her Japanese husband, who adds his two yen to their mutually run blog, Ichigoichielove—his posts are almost solely about ramen. Ri's expat blog is called Ichigoichielove (see listing here) Surprising a tanuki at Kyoto's Eigamura...
15 May at 9 AM

Portuguese Expat Living in Japan - Interview with André

André always had the dream of going to Japan. After visiting it in a Japanese Language School Summer Holiday Course for three weeks, he decided to go back for a long period to continue his study in Japan. After graduating his Computer Engineering Course at a Portuguese University, he went to Tokyo to study Japanese for one year at the same...
25 Apr at 9 AM

American Expat Living in Japan - Interview with Jeridel

Jeridel is a manga podcaster, fiction writer, freelance graphic designer, and English teacher living in Okinawa, Japan. Jeridel's expat blog is called Jade's Escape (see listing here) Here's the interview with Jeridel... Where are you originally from? California, USA. In which country and city are you living now? Okinawa, Japan How...
10 Apr at 9 AM

American Expat Living in Japan - Interview with Robin

Robin's been on the move all of his life. Moving to Japan is just one of many stops around the planet. His travels and experiences are an important part of his writing. Robin's expat blog is called Tabinin (see listing here) Sunset in Kainan.Here's the interview with Robin... Where are you originally from? I've moved eighty-three times. I...
8 Apr at 9 AM

American Expat Living in Japan - Interview with Alex

Alex is an American girl who had a dream of becoming a manga artist. She took the only logical route and saved up money teaching English, and spent it all on a 2 year manga school in Tokyo. She continues to draw manga and illustrations, continues to travel and try to eat good things, and also continues to be extremely poor. She works hard to...
17 Mar at 9 AM

Dutch Expat Living in Japan - Interview with Frank

Frank is a Dutch ex professional poker player turned entrepreneur who recently moved countries for a 2nd time in 2 years to start fresh yet again. This time leaving London behind to move to the world's biggest megacity: Tokyo, Japan. He blogs about all things awesome about Japan, learning Japanese, various business projects, fitness, trips...
30 Jan at 12 PM

British Expat Living in Tokyo, Japan - Interview with Matthew

Matthew, a British expat living in Tokyo, Japan, blogs about getting the most out of Japan without burning all your money away. Great for backpackers, budget tourists, ex-pats and cheap students. Matthew's expat blog is called Cheapo Japan (see listing here) Meet Matthew - British expat living in JapanHere's the interview with...
21 Oct at 12 PM

American Expat Living in Japan, Expat Interview with Misha

Misha is an American who is living, cooking, and teaching English in Japan. He spends his days jumping in rivers, hiking mountains, and cooking like a madman. His nights are spent slaying the mike in karaoke bars, finding great food, and searching for people crazy enough to want to hang out with him. With a myriad of delicious ingredients...
2 Jul at 2 PM

Expat Interview With Ashley, American Living in Japan

Ashley is a born and bred American who always wanted to travel abroad, but spent most of her school breaks visiting family along the east coast. After five years of studying at university to become a physics teacher, she decided to change course and teach English in Japan for a year. One year turned into two, which turned into three, and she...
21 May at 9 AM

US Expat Living in Tokyo, Japan - Interviewing Aimee

An initial assignment of six months to a year for her husband’s work as an attorney has led to a decade of experiences in Japan for Aimee Weinstein and her family. They love traveling, eating, and exploring local culture. Aimee is a writer and writing professor who teaches at Temple University, Japan and is a contributor for the e-zine A...
19 Apr at 9 AM

Expat Interview With Adrienne - Canadian Expat in Japan

Adrienne is a Canadian expat in Nagoya, Japan. She has been teaching EFL (English as a Foreign Language) for four years to children and adults, and truly loves her job. Adrienne’s interest in Japan started when she was a teenager, and after a year on exchange, she realised that Japan still had a lot to show and to offer her, so she headed...
11 Apr at 9 AM

US Expat Living in Niigata, Japan - Interview With Greg

Greg Goodmacher planned from an early age to live and work abroad. His educational background is in TEFL/TESL. He has lived in five different countries: the U.S., Thailand, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, and Japan. For work and play, he has visited more than twenty other countries. Living in the United States would be too comfortable...
22 Jan at 11 AM

Los Angeles to Saitama, Japan - Expat Inteview With Duc Su

Duc Su has spend half of his life in the United States. The other half he will spend in Japan with his wife and their 1 1/2 year old son. He graduated with a BS in Network and Computer Management and is currently a freelance web developer and a Mr. Mom. "Life is too short to be doing the same routine over and over again." Duc has come to...
23 Nov at 11 AM

Repat Interview With Daniel - US Expat Teaching In Japan

After studying Japanese in college and spending a year abroad as an exchange student, Daniel Morales still wanted to work on his language skills, so he signed up to teach English on the JET Program. He spent three years in Nishiaizu, Fukushima Prefecture, a small town of 8000 people, teaching English in small school buildings tucked into the...
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