The not so calm, before the storm

Hello everyone! Sorry I have been inactive for a few days, there was a bit going on. Friday one of Japan’s banks came to the school and we were able to fill out applications for it so we have a way to pay rent and such once we get our own places. … More The not so calm, before the storm


The adventure continues.

So I have officially been in Japan for 1 week, and let me tell you, it’s been an amazing week so far. Already I have noticed a significant improvement in my use of the little Japanese that I know, and I pick more and more up every day thanks to my host family. … More The adventure continues.

Sanja Matsuri Festival

Hey everyone, hope you had a great weekend! Saturday I hung around and studied a bit of math, though after taking the placement test today, I don’t think it helped much. Sunday was a busy day, my host family’s daughter, Yoko (who thankfully speaks pretty good english), and I went to Asakusa to see the last day of the Sanja Matsuri festival. … More Sanja Matsuri Festival

Quick update

Unfortunately I don’t have time for a full post tonight, but let me just say, Sanja Matsuri festival was pretty legit. I have a bunch of pics and video to go through tomorrow after my placement tests, then I’ll make a real post about today’s events. I’m looking forward to doing terrible on the tests … More Quick update

Friday Summary

So its the end of the week, I’ve officially been in Japan for 2 days now, and what a great time it has been so far! Orientation was quick today, only 3 hours long. Then I treated myself to a delicious bowl of ramen and ice cold Kirin. … More Friday Summary

A new journey begins…

Hello everyone, and welcome to my blog. First off, a little about myself. My name is Brad and I just finished up 6 years in the USAF last November. During my time in I spent time in Louisiana, South Korea, and Italy. Ever since I was young I watched a lot of anime and have had a general fascination with Japan and their culture/way of life, but it wasn’t until I took a vacation there and explored that I really fell in love with the country and knew I wanted to live there. … More A new journey begins…