In this 2014 interview a teacher talks about his experience in a Japanese language school and a Catholic girls’ high school in Fukushima, Japan. The experience had a profound impact on the rest of his life.
In this 2013 interview, a British freelance translator talks about his marriage, children and contentment in Japan.
An English teacher at a Japanese University of Foreign Languages discusses teaching in Japan and teaching Japanese students at her university in the United States.
In Part 1 of this interview Rick talked about his ten-year relationship with a Korean woman who became a scholar of Japanese literature. Here he talks about his work in Korea and Japan.
This is a 2012 interview with a young Australian woman living in Japan. She discusses the English teaching jobs she’s had in Japan, her relationships with her Japanese husband and his parents, a frightening episode with a stalker, and her adjustment to becoming a housewife in Japanese society.
This is an interview with an American living in Japan who did several years of intensive meditation in connection with the San Francisco Zen Center.
This is a 2011 interview with an American woman who in the early 1980s married a Japanese man and tried to live in a small town with his extended family at the same time she was teaching English in the city.
This is a recent interview with a computer programmer who was in a joint venture in Japan from 1988 to 1991.
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Posts on this website will bring you into the reality of living, working or traveling here–particularly China, Korea, Japan and the Philippines–as the storytellers delve into the details of their personal experience: on-the-job triumphs or embarrassments, health care problems, human rights demonstrations, lifestyles and everyday life, relationships, spirituality, music, books, travel. Please come right in, experience and enjoy!