Kanji Isn’t as Scary as It Looks: an American’s take on learning kanji

What is Kanji? Kanji is one of the three "alphabets" used in Japanese, the other two being hiragana and katakana. All three alphabets are written either horizontally and left to right, or vertically, top to bottom, and right to left. (Review of hiragana and katakana at the end of the blog post.*) Kanji is like... Continue Reading →

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How to be a Good Tourist in Japan

Nobody likes looking rude but when you don't know the culture, sometimes you can't help it. It's been a bitter lesson I've had to learn going to school in Japan. I hate looking stupid, and yet, I spent my first week feeling and probably looking stupid, like 9 out of 10 times. I've been in Tokyo... Continue Reading →

Tokyo Hotel Room Tour: Video

Hi guys! I made it to Tokyo safe and sound. I have a more text-heavy post on its way about my first few days in Tokyo. Until then, I made a video tour of the hotel room I stayed in while my actual accommodations were being prepared. It ended up being an awesome hotel, and way... Continue Reading →

Update: Going to Japan!

Hey all! I'm headed to Japan on April 2nd! I'll be there for three months for a Japanese language course in Tokyo. It feels like I've been waiting for and planning this forever and I can't believe it's finally time to actually go! I'll be documenting my travels here on this blog. Since I'll be there for... Continue Reading →

My Tokyo Bedroom: A Travel Blog

I was feeling homesick for Japan, so I decided to show you more of the room I stayed in during February. I spent a lot of time in this room. In other news, grad school decisions are closing in. I was accepted into one in San Francisco, but I'm considering turning it down and applying to... Continue Reading →

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