10 things I will not miss

Konbini   Convenience stores (konbini) are everywhere in Japan and open 24/7. This is where I pay my bills in cash, get my cash from the machine. Salarymen get a shirt and underwear for those days where they missed the last train and slept in a capsule hotel. People tend to buy their snacks and […]

#4 summarising – my top 10 favorite places

Osaka is special to me. It is noisy, the place for trade, shopping, streetfood, good week ends, great people. Honestly, not much to visit but quite an atmosphere. Reiko San and Chikako San introduced me to ramen, and to Tenma. I always had a great time in Osaka and spent quite a few week ends […]

#3 – summarising – 10 things I will NOT miss

Nationalism Although I am an absolute fan of the way of life, the history, the fact Japan kept its DNA throughout modern times, I cannot agree on the cast system in place and very well maintained by the elites. You are a foreigner, you must be 2nd class citizen. Examples – when you are a […]

#2 summarising – 10 things I will not miss

ANTICUATED BEHAVIORS Living 3 years in Japan is taking a lot of you (and giving a lot too) but your lines are blurred by all of the contradictions and you end up either understanding some crazy ideas or not noticing them any more. Wearing heels at work is the norm, ugly, black, old fashion, with […]