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New JWs Blog Debut: Wandering Weibelzahls

New JWs Blog Debut: Wandering Weibelzahls

A while back I wrote a “last post” of sorts, letting you all know that the JWs were no longer “doing Japan,” so to speak. It’s taken over six months since that post, and a lot has happened, but you will not be left in the dark anymore! For at last we have started a new … Continue reading

Sandcastles Never Last

Sandcastles Never Last

Sandcastles can be small projects made just for fun, or award-winning epic endeavors intended to be admired by all. But regardless of their scale or the effort put into them, they can never cheat the tide that comes to wash them back to sea. And if you do try to cheat the tide and build yours beyond its reach, it will inevitably crumble away anyways without the moisture to sustain it. Continue reading

March 11: Coping with death and life in Japan

March 11: Coping with death and life in Japan

March 11. A date that has joined September 11 in the annals of history, both dates I can never forget. A year ago this day brought death and tragedy to scores of fellow Japan-dwellers, swept many lives out to sea. A year later Japan reflects, remembers, and prays for the lives lost, the people still … Continue reading

Another year, another yen

Well, February has begun with a frosty gust of snowy rain, and along with it the recontracting deadline approaches. For myself and others like me (a.k.a. fellow JETs), we have until the second week of the second month to decide whether we will sign our lives away to Japan for another year, or not. For … Continue reading