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Sayonara: Six Posts on Leaving

It’s been about a year since I left Japan, and I know many friends and readers (those in the JET Program) are coming up on saying goodbye to a country or to their friends who are headed home. Here’s a … Continue reading

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On Pilgrims

I live on Tabard Street in London, one of the original streets leading into the city proper, a site where pilgrims gathered before departing the city (such as those in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales) or upon arriving in it. The entire … Continue reading

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On Meeting a Strawberry in Japan

Before I came to Japan, I told myself that this was a bit of practice for dying.

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On Being a Crow in Japan

This week, another guest post from former Japanese expat Alanna Schubach.  Shortly after moving to Japan I began having a dream that would recur for the duration of my time there. There were minor variations, but the story was always … Continue reading

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On Losing Control in Japan

America, Japan has a question for you.

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On Staying Sane as an Expat in Japan

I have a few months left before starting my new life in London, but I’ve already filled 11 rubbish bags to bursting with the debris of my life in Japan.

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