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Author: Brian Li

Life in Japan – April 11, 2018

After spending all of yesterday working on various projects, I decided to take it easy today. I slept in, did some laundry, and met Ayaka for lunch in Ginza. Afterward, I went to Alpha Beta Coffee Club in Jiyugaoka to get some work done. I really love this place. The coffee is great, the WiFi fast, and the minimalist interior design puts me in a productive mood. Continue Reading…

Life in Japan – April 6, 2018

Time is weird. Colin and I used to hang out everyday when we were at Northeastern University. After graduation, we somehow lost touch for four years until this past week. He was in town with his girlfriend Abbie, so we made sure to schedule a very much overdue reunion. Four years. That’s like 1/5 of my life. Continue Reading…

Life in Japan – April 14, 2018

I’ve been eating way too much ramen and tempura lately. Even though I walk around for 3-4 hours a day, it was time to do some more strenuous exercise. The weather was nice today, so we decided to go to Mt. Takao for an afternoon hike. Continue Reading…

Life in Japan – April 7, 2018

Six days later, I got over my jet lag at last – just in time to start our apartment hunt. I’m glad this is finally happening because I’m tired of burning money on short term Airbnb rentals. Our first apartment viewing was in Nakameguro – one of Tokyo’s most popular residential neighborhoods. I stayed at an Airbnb in this area last time I was here, and I really loved wandering around and visiting different coffee shops all day. Continue Reading…

How to Use Your Mobile Phone in Japan

If you’re wondering how you’ll be able to upload all your amazing photos to Instagram during your next visit to Japan, you’ve come to the right place! In this post, you’ll learn how to use your mobile phone in Japan. We’ll talk about the pros and cons of prepaid SIM cards, international plans, portable WiFi hotspots, and more. By the end of this post, you’ll be able to make an informed decision about your data needs in Japan. Continue Reading…

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