Hosting Japanese Exchange Students

Education things The Japanese folks that study in America all end up improving their English drastically, even in short amounts of time. Here in Japan, even though the people are clever, the education system is so incredibly broken and ineffective that they never reach their full potential until they go overseas. Japanese education involves a […]

Japanese Convenience Stores: How Less Customer Service is the Best Customer Service

The sheer number of convenience stores that blanket Tokyo and oversaturate the market is an interesting topic in itself. Since Family-Mart bought out AM/PM, it has become the largest chain by far, and comically has locations that face each other from opposite sides of the street. At the station nearest my workplace, there are 3 […]

Drunk Japanese Man On the Train

Donk. His head just hit the side of the seats. Somebody had a little bit too much to drink and is now on the floor of the train. With each passing minute, he gets closer and closer to laying sideways down there. He’s not a bum. He’s far from it. He is wearing a Citizen […]

Earthquakes

Earthquakes always begin with the creaking joints between the windows. A few noises pop around the room, and it escalates from there. The next thing to happen is the rattling of windowshades and metal. Filing cabinets and desks join in and clatter together. This is when the room comes alive. This is when the plants […]