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Downloading Music in Japan Can Get You Jail Time

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:34:52 +0000

A new amendment to Japan’s copyright laws which was passed on June 22, 2012, imposes a prison sentence of up to 2 years and fines of up to 2 million yen (plus damages) for illegally downloading music, DVDs or Blu-ray. … Continue reading

Overstaying Your Visa in Japan Is an Incredibly Dumb Thing to Do

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 07:13:39 +0000

Okay, terrible confession time – I was an illegal human being for about ten days a few months ago. I had no idea and luckily I didn’t get stopped by any cops or anything. I went to immigration to upgrade … Continue reading

The Japanese Convini Is Where Your Dreams of Convenience Come True

Sat, 14 Sep 2013 02:16:50 +0000

Why do I love Japan so much? To be totally and horibbly honest, it’s the fact that at 3 in the morning I can go to the nearest brightly lit convini (convenience store) and buy a super noodle cup, a … Continue reading

Fukushima Fallout and the Annihilation of Japan

Wed, 28 Aug 2013 02:58:28 +0000

When reading news stories on the internet about Fukushima: – Look for facts and the sources of those facts, either as sources cited or as links. Check out the sources to make sure they’re legit. If a website cites other … Continue reading

How to Prepare for an Earthquake

Mon, 26 Aug 2013 05:15:27 +0000

Did you notice that things have been shaking a bit lately? No matter how many years I live in Japan, I never get used to that. The Great Tohoku Earthquake of ’11 stretched my perspective a bit and made all … Continue reading

Abe Administration Flings More Money At English Education

Fri, 07 Jun 2013 02:25:44 +0000

Japanese politicians are blabbing once again about internationalization, something they know nothing at all about. The plan? Just as bone-headed as all past plans – double the number of ALTs in Japanese schools and switch from one useless test to … Continue reading

Gaijin Is a Racist Word

Wed, 28 Nov 2012 04:59:58 +0000

This is a topic I’ve never wanted to write about but now it seems like the time is right. If you live in Japan, people will call you gaijin. I’ve always accepted it and not cared much about it. I … Continue reading

The Longer You Teach in Japan, the Better It Gets

Fri, 16 Nov 2012 01:49:00 +0000

I just ran into a guy the other night that I used to work with many years ago at a crappy eikaiwa school. It was weird because I’d totally forgotten about that place, and just seeing him brought back all … Continue reading

Radioactive Food Is Good for Children According to Kawasaki Mayor

Fri, 14 Sep 2012 23:38:20 +0000

If your kids go to school in Kawasaki City, you might want to consider home schooling. When high levels of radioactive cesium were found in the city’s school lunches, Mayor Takao Abe said it was there for educational purposes. Since … Continue reading

6 Things You Should Know Before Moving to Japan

Mon, 03 Sep 2012 05:19:08 +0000

I was sitting in a hotel dining room in Marshall, Missouri, kidding myself that I was working (working on watching YouTube videos, more likes!). Two of the hotel staff were cleaning up the continental breakfast fixings and having an ‘I’m … Continue reading