JLPT N1

I did it! I finally marked off one of my New Year’s resolutions! I took the highest level (N1) of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) for the second time last weekend. The first time I took the test, I had been studying abroad in Kyoto for about a year, taking classes all in Japanese and participating […]

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It’s Just a Game, Kids.

Yesterday I was at work during the Women’s World Cup Final between USA and Japan, but I was really interested to see who would win, since I am an American living in Japan. I know a lot of expats who live here either cheered for Japan or expressed that they would be happy no matter […]

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Japan vs. Korea – Language

I am starting a series called Japan vs. Korea. I have lived in Japan multiple times in different cities for a total of over 3 years. I started learning Japanese when I was 16, lived with a host family, went to a Japanese university for a year, and now I teach English as a JET. […]

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Japan vs. Korea – Language

I am starting a series called Japan vs. Korea. I have lived in Japan multiple times in different cities for a total of over 3 years. I started learning Japanese when I was 16, lived with a host family, went to a Japanese university for a year, and now I teach English as a JET. […]

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A Trip to the Owl Cafe!

I am so lucky because Junkyu was able to come visit me this past weekend. He had a free pass for 6 months to use the Fukuoka/Busan International Ferry and it was a great deal so he made the most of it. It expires soon, so this was his last trip to Japan for a […]

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