Category Archives: Stuff and Things

Moving Internet House

Hi readers, as I mentioned in my last post, a couple changes are happening here in the ArishaInTokyo online world. One of those changes includes the blog moving to its own personal domain (YAY!). I decided to make the move … Continue reading

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Ch-Ch-Changes (and Koalas)

Hello, readers! Just wanted to let you all know that there’s some happenings in the works. I know the blog has been pretty dormant for a while, but it’s not because I haven’t been up to something! Please check out … Continue reading

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Photo Post: Scenes from Spring, 2011

This spring has been a little strange for Japan – March was eaten by a series of disasters we’re still dealing with, and April flew by in much the same way.  The end of April and very early May, however, … Continue reading

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Quick, look busy!

Japan is famous globally for its efficiency.  The statistics regarding productivity and timeliness from this culture are astounding.  The country runs on certain standards – respect and tradition are probably two of the most highly regarded qualities exemplified by the … Continue reading

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Little Things #5: Limited Time Only!

This has post has been done before, I know.  Countless other vloggers and bloggers who have spent any amount of time in Japan are already familiar with this concept, and they’ve documented it well.  I’m going to write about it … Continue reading

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Japan: Life scripted

When you think about it, our lives are made up of a series of patterns. We fall into rhythms (some of us, ruts), and operate in much the same way from day to day. Eat, work, eat, sleep, shower, talk, … Continue reading

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Japanese people say the darndest things 2: My students

This post is brought to you by the Thursday class I refer to as my “life judges”.  Last week I did an activity to practice their writing skills.  I picked 7 pictures out of an 80’s English Textbook and they … Continue reading

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