The JLPT Has Me Scared to 死

In one week, I will be going into Portland to take the JLPT. It's a 4 hour test that will test my knowledge of Japanese vocab, grammar, and listening skills. And, like the striving idiot that I am, I signed up not for N5 - the level that my Japanese class covered- but N4. I... Continue Reading →

How to be a Good Tourist in Japan

Nobody likes looking rude but when you don't know the culture, sometimes you can't help it. It's been a bitter lesson I've had to learn going to school in Japan. I hate looking stupid, and yet, I spent my first week feeling and probably looking stupid, like 9 out of 10 times. I've been in Tokyo... Continue Reading →

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