Archive for the Life in Tokyo Tag


Happy New Year! New Year, New Blog

Like a phoenix, from the ashes of this blog’s demise rises Novel Metropolis


Whoa…I live in a Manshon in Tokyo?

Yes that’s right. I live in a real, honest to God Manshon…


Funny Stories on Being a FOB in Japan

I am still such a FOB out here.


Tokyo Where to Go: Spa LaQua

Last year I was going on about Tokyo Dome City, and how I just had to one day try out the hot spring and spa nearby. Well my friends, it took a year but I made it out there with a couple of friends recently.

How Long Are You Gonna Stay in Japan?

While I’m having the time of my life here there’s something about expat life, at least for me, that feels like a detour. I’ve even had some expat friends compare living here to being in university again, but with more money.

Super Fun Time Tokyo Summer 2012

Some of the highlights of super fun time Tokyo summer 2012 have been:

Crossing Izu Peninsula off my places to go list, Finally going to Kamakura, My first trip to Tokyo Disneyland and facing off with insect after insect until I finally reached the end boss — giant cockroach.


A Letter from the Assistant Editor

I’m proud to say tsuki magazine vol. 4 has officially debuted!


Life is Puzzling

Sometimes you find a piece that looks like it should fit, but when you go to put it down, it’s just a little off. It’s tempting to leave it there, but there is another piece somewhere in that daunting pile that fits perfectly.


Reflections on My First Year in Japan

I made this move not knowing exactly what to expect, only sure that it would be big, new, exciting and a tremendous challenge, and has it ever. In this past year in Japan I have…

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This is What Makes Blogging Worthwhile

Every once in a while I get emails asking for advice from people who are thinking about moving to Japan. And one of my readers, Josh, was so thankful that when he ended up in Japan on business this month he wanted to meet up!

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