Category Archives: Living

I Made 877,000 Yen in April

But it was not from teaching!  It was from my side hustle. Want to pad your teaching salary with a side hustle income? Sign up to host on Airbnb and use the extra income to fund your passions. Here’s my … Continue reading

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What to Bring to Japan?

What to Bring to Japan? If you land a job to teach in Japan, you may be surprised at what is difficult to get and actually easy to get in this part of Asia. by Kevin Burns As well as … Continue reading

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English Spirituality

English Spirituality English Spirituality – Anderson’s Anecdotes A Foreigner’s Take on Life in Japan by Tom Anderson This time around I’d like to share a short article by Charles Swindoll, an American writer and theologian, which I use with my … Continue reading

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On to Atsugi and ECC

On to Hon Atsugi and ECC By Kevin Burns In late January, I had confided to Craig that I would be leaving for Kanagawa Prefecture and Ikumi. I wanted to give them a couple of months to find my replacement.I … Continue reading

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Teaching in Japan: Nagoya

For teaching in Japan some Japanese managers tend to prefer Canadians over Americans. Others are the other way around having had some bad experience with Canadians by Kevin Burns So it is really important to leave a good impression! My … Continue reading

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The Tribes of Midnight

“The Tribes of Midnight” by Kevin Burns Kaisei Town, Kanagawa, Japan Based on a true story Hiroyuki Sakamoto talks with Suzukisan: “You should come out with us on Friday night Sakamotosan, we have a lot of fun! We cruise around … Continue reading

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Ikumi

Ikumi was and still is a pretty Japanese girl to me. She is also a great mother, a good teacher, my best friend and just an all around great lady! Someone much wiser than I once said that if you … Continue reading

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Voyeur Japan

Voyeur Japan by Jacek Glowacki (Canada) Voyeur Japan: Cover your mouth An interesting thing happened to me during one of my morning excursions. As so often, I followed my usual morning routine, which included the morning shower,healthy breakfast, or a … Continue reading

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Racism in Japan

Racism in Japan by Kevin R Burns (Tokyo, Japan) Racism in Japan, are you Shudan Stalked – group Stalked? I just got an Email from a man who claims he is stalked by shudan stalkers or group stalkers. He could … Continue reading

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2011, the Year I will always remember

It has been a challenging year! –Thought I was going to die in the earthquake, then nuclear fallout, and last but not least, the challenge of raising two teenagers! It is all relative though. There is always someone worse off … Continue reading

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