馃巹Christmas in Japan馃巹

Christmas isn’t properly celebrated in Japan, and here is why. Japan isn’t necessarily a christian country (roughly only 1% of the population is Christian)and the tradition of Christmas was brought to Japan by America. So christmas is really a foreign tradition brought here and is widely accepted. But there are many things about Christmas that…… Continue reading 馃巹Christmas in Japan馃巹

train accidents

On Wednesday, the bus took double the length of time it would usually take to get me to school. There wasn’t an accident on the bus. It was the train. The lights had gone out on the train and wouldn’t come back on for most of rush hour. This caused thousands of people to walk…… Continue reading train accidents

Surprising things about returnees

A lot of my returnee friends are fully Japanese or asian. But a lot of them do not look completely asian. The idea I am trying to explain may be a bit confusing but bare with me. One of my returnee friends had lived in Canada for 10 years. She is fully Japanese but the…… Continue reading Surprising things about returnees

Where are you really from?

This is a question I have been asked too often. I briefly touched on it before but I thought I could write about it in more depth. I was once at a volunteer for disabled children. one of the organisers was a man who had once lived in america for a year or two so…… Continue reading Where are you really from?

English or Japanese

If you’re a halfie, when you are in places like airports, most of the time you will surprise staff by being able to speak Japanese. I am often approached by foreign visitors in tourist attractions asking for directions, in english, so I understand why but it just bothers me lot more than it should. My…… Continue reading English or Japanese

Countryside hotels

In Japanese countrysides, there are big hotels. And those hotels are rare but nice. Therefore, many local people would come visit for special occasions or dinners. But some of these hotels host quite extravagant events. Japanese people who live far from the city see a lot of things a bit more exaggerated than they really…… Continue reading Countryside hotels

Weather

I know weathers sounds like a very boring topic but I assure you it isn’t, especially here in Japan. Because Tokyo is built with basically 100% concrete, summer is extremely humid. More than it should be. The heat builds up on the walls of all the buildings around you and all the hot air stays…… Continue reading Weather