Rob in Japan’s Guide to Kumamoto

On the Southern island of Kyushu,Kumamoto is a city in Japan. It’s mostly rural and there are many beautiful sights to visit. Most people who have heard about the city know about the Kumamoto Bear, a mascot created to draw tourists to the region when the Shinkansen opened in 2010. This loveable character has beenContinue reading “Rob in Japan’s Guide to Kumamoto”

Planning the Perfect trip to Japan

The Most Beautiful Things to Do in Japan While You Are on Your Holiday! Years of travel and study would be required to fully comprehend the Japanese people’s culture. In this article, I’d like to assist you in deciding what should not be missed on a trip to Japan in order to fully immerse yourselfContinue reading “Planning the Perfect trip to Japan”

She’s on a working holiday!

The joys of the Asian girl on a working holiday visa in UK Every year, some 2000 working holiday visas are granted to people aged up to 30 in some of the east Asian countries such as South Korea and Japan. The majority are here for enjoying a break from the often hectic lives theyContinue reading “She’s on a working holiday!”

Hanging with Terumi Kai

At just 150 cms and slight of build, Terumu Kai makes a very big impact in the city of HEraklion, Greece. It’s here that she set up her ‘Japanese Langauge Factory; and shehas been living in Greece for the last 6 years, first teaching in person, and then solely online to a hundred or soContinue reading “Hanging with Terumi Kai”

Wearing a kimono; cultural appropriation or not?

These days, there’s so much talk of what’s appropriate or not that you worry precisely when you’re going to be called out for some lack of political correctness. Remember when Katy Perry wore this to the American Music Awards? Some of the comments at that time ranged from ‘she looks so pretty’ to cries ofContinue reading “Wearing a kimono; cultural appropriation or not?”

How to have an Asian girlfriend. (And how to keep her).

Many people have said that they want an Asian girlfriend. But there are some important things to bear in mind, because it’s really easy to be caught out when you’re from too very different cultures. These things won’t be so obvious in the early stages, but I guarantee that after a while they will beContinue reading “How to have an Asian girlfriend. (And how to keep her).”

The truth about ‘yellow fever’

One of the things that annoys me by the glib term ‘yellow fever’ is that it only looks at one side of the equation. If you’re a white guy and you prefer to date women of a particular country, for example, China, you might feel a level of stigma for doing so. Maybe you preferContinue reading “The truth about ‘yellow fever’”

My trip to Fukuoka

I took a short trip to Fukuoka just the other day to see my girlfriend for Christmas. I got there on Christmas Eve Eve. We stayed in Nishi ward the first night.  I wasn’t impressed with our Airbnb stay at all. Firstly, our host kept us waiting for twenty minutes in the cold. Then weContinue reading “My trip to Fukuoka”

The real Korea

I realised recently it was naive of me to think that I could go to Korea and make all my problems disappear. cause when you move to a new country, you replace your old problems with new ones. When i was living in London, I though that everything about Korea was good but now IContinue reading “The real Korea”

Chateau Life-eze, Japan

I’d like to tell you about a really cooI place I stayed in during my recent trip to Japan. I was looking for a room on the Couchsurfing website and I came across an International Share house in Kanagawa just outside of Tokyo. The building itself is very unusual and I was glad I foundContinue reading “Chateau Life-eze, Japan”