The Art of the Japanese Schedule Book

Around this time of year, the stationary floors of stores like LOFT and Tokyo Hands are packed chock a block with people picking out the next year’s schedule book, what Westerners would call a diary. As with a number of other things, the Japanese take organising their time very seriously. I had never really bothered…

Japanniversary the 4th

Four years ago on this day, I arrived in Japan, the country I currently call home. I still remember the confusion and sheer terror I felt when arriving at Shinjuku station, seeing all of the bustling people, thinking,¬†What am I doing here? and wanting to turn around and go straight home. But I stayed. It…