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30 Ways to Get Warm (and Stay Warm) During Winter in Japan

Winter in Japan Can Be Miserable. How to Stay Warm in Winter in Japan. This comes from a Canadian who also lived in snowy Minnesota for seventeen years. I know winter. I hate winter. I don’t like snow. I don’t like ice. And worst of all, I don’t like being cold. So when I was […]

How to Manage Culture Shock With Home Design

Home Design for Culture Shock in Japan

My supervisor opened the door to my first-ever apartment in Japan and immediately apologized. The dated faux wood paneling was dinged, scratched, and littered with tape residue. The apartment had probably been closed without air circulation for several humid weeks, creating a thick atmosphere that smelled like mold and cat urine. Within minutes, he had […]