Tag: expat

My Successful Visit to America

My trip to America has come and gone, and I’ve returned to Japan. In the weeks leading up to my departure, I had become extremely tense and anxious,…

A Visit to Dazaifu Tenmangu and Deciding My Future

This weekend, the weather in Fukuoka warmed up considerably, and Taku and I took the opportunity to visit Dazaifu Tenmangu, a famous Shinto shrine in Dazaifu City. The…

Signs of Spring

Taku and I were able to meet this weekend after a very busy couple of weeks. Since we don’t live close enough to meet during the week, if…

Expat and Gay in Japan: Living in the Closet

Over the past two weeks, the dialogue regarding the legal recognition of same-sex partners reached national news status and became so conspicuous that Prime Minister Abe chose to…

Steady Progression

Hello everyone! For those of you living in colder climates, are you getting through the winter unscathed? Here in Fukuoka, the signs of spring are already revealing themselves….

Romanticizing the Past; Thoughts About Visiting Home

I’ve decided to visit America this Easter holiday. My relationship with “home” is a bit complicated. First of all, I never really liked my hometown. I will admit…