Truth: How I REALLY Felt About Climbing Fuji

I posted a while back about that time I climbed Mount Fuji and just now came across an original post from my old blog years ago, right after I’d done it. It’s interesting to see how the rose colored glasses changed things over time. Here’s the original: Mount Fuji Originally…

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My Japanese House; Part II (but really part I)

Chikuzen machi view of rice fields

A few weeks ago I showed you my apartment in Iizuka, where I worked as an English ALT with the JET Programme. But before I moved to Iizuka, I actually lived in another even smaller town in Japan called Chikuzen-machi and worked as an English teacher with a different company,…

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What Does Teacher Housing in Japan Look Like? Here’s Mine.

Jutaku building in Iizuka-shi, Fukuoka

In case you were wondering what housing in Japan looks like, here’s a glimpse into where I lived in Iizuka, a city in the Fukuoka prefecture, on Kyushu, the southern island. It’s called a jutaku, and it’s an apartment block that is dedicated to housing teachers and usually has a…

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