Ikea and a Good-Bye Dinner

Yesterday, Ben and I went to Ikea. Neither Ben or I have patience for crappy beds, and for us, the futons here don’t cut it. After hours of looking on the internet for non-futon beds that we could afford, we finally figured out that Ikeas exist in Japan. Now...

Raw foods and Man Holes

Raw fish is often seen as ubiquitous with Japanese cuisine, sushi being the most ready example. In Japan, very few foods are not eaten in a raw form. Eggs, fish, red meat, many foods that at home either considered to be unsafe for consumption in their raw state are...

Raw foods and Man Holes

Raw fish is often seen as ubiquitous with Japanese cuisine, sushi being the most ready example. In Japan, very few foods are not eaten in a raw form. Eggs, fish, red meat, many foods that at home either considered to be unsafe for consumption in their raw state are...

Courtesy and Culture

There was more training today. The session was about living in Japan. It covered logistics and culture. I found the logistics part to be very helpful. They told us where we can go to get our alien registration card, how to buy cellphones, how to sort our trash, and...

Courtesy and Culture

There was more training today. The session was about living in Japan. It covered logistics and culture. I found the logistics part to be very helpful. They told us where we can go to get our alien registration card, how to buy cellphones, how to sort our trash, and...

Lovers and Frog Slime

Tsukuba-san Today was devoted to Mount Tsukuba. The Japanese refer to their mountains by calling them Tsukuba-san, or Fuji-san, which translated into english roughly means Mr. Tsukuba or Ms. Fuji. It makes the mountains seem very friendly. The mountain treated us very...

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