The Last Word

From vagabound visitor to registered resident in 4 easy steps

Japan offers modern living, a (mostly) affordable lifestyle and an abundance of job opportunities for those willing to pass on their native language to the locals. Even if you arrive for recreation, there’s a good chance that a sense of hopeless romanticism—or just a quick opportunity—will keep you here much longer than you’d anticipated. Making...

Aug 21, 2014 | 4 Comments | 973 views
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Playing the Tokyo music scene

Aug 7, 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,145 views
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When is it time to leave the island?

Jul 24, 2014 | 3 Comments | 1,951 views
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The whaling lobby blubbers on

Jul 10, 2014 | One Comment | 1,226 views
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Now stop with the bewilderment

Jun 26, 2014 | 15 Comments | 4,864 views
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Scolding (and espousing) the military spouse

Jun 12, 2014 | 13 Comments | 2,392 views
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A vegetarian in Japan refuses to apologize anymore

May 29, 2014 | 30 Comments | 3,142 views
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Rapport with your vet can make all the difference

May 14, 2014 | One Comment | 986 views
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Living life on the bottom rung

May 1, 2014 | 24 Comments | 2,507 views
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Third culture kids should explore the "wa"

Apr 16, 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,238 views
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The bustling walkways of Tokyo are no place for cyclists—or are they?

Apr 3, 2014 | 6 Comments | 3,776 views
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Following the Golden Rule would save expats a lot of heartache

Mar 18, 2014 | 19 Comments | 4,669 views
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