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Teaching English in Japan

Photo Friday: A Penis Shrine in Japan

Photo Friday: A Penis Shrine in Japan

Sex or any sex-related subjects are almost never discussed in Japan.  I’ve never even heard any Japanese people (in Japan) make a penis joke or any kind of sex joke.  Most of my adult students were utterly horrified when I had…

Teaching English in Japan and Russia…So Far

Teaching English in Japan and Russia…So Far

Teaching English in Japan and Russia (so far) like anything else, have their similarities and differences that are rooted in culture.  Of course, I can’t comment on teaching English in Russia the way I can about teaching English in Japan…

My First Apartment in Japan – Leo Palace

Organizing everything in my apartment to move out is bringing back so many memories of my first apartment in Japan.  Securing your own apartment in Japan is quite a mountain, especially if you’re not a Japanese citizen, but if you’re…

Photo Friday: One of My Favourite Japanese Gardens

Photo Friday: One of My Favourite Japanese Gardens

One of my favourite Japanese gardens is Shurakuen in Tsuyama, a small city in northern Okayama prefecture.  Tsuyama doesn’t get a lot of foreign tourists since it’s not on a Shinkansen (bullet train) route like Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Hiroshima, etc.…

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