What is it like to actually move to Japan? If you could pick anywhere to live, how would you decide? My wife and I tackled that question, we made the move of a lifetime, and then everything was new.
Traveling to or living in Japan is the ultimate opportunity to look for new perspective and learn about yourself and Japan at the same time. And yes, that's an Elvis statue (it's in Kobe, Japan).
Some people think Japanese culture is weird. But go a little deeper and they'll be using a different word, like amazing. And yes, that's a cat in a Winter sweater.
There are four really big reasons why learning Japanese is a great thing to do.
The best Samurai movie of all time, Yojimbo (1961) directed by Akira Kurosawa and played by Toshiro Mifune
If you're going to have a meeting in Japan, manners and etiquette are more important than language. Having a few polished sentences ready along with great business cards does make a difference though.
Learning Japanese shouldn't be difficult. You just need the right approach and some tools to make it approachable, efficient and fun.
What's it like living in Japan? James Coleman, a native Californian, entrepreneur and technologist who moved from Southern California to Kobe Japan with his family, shares some of the most important points about living in Japan, from safety to food and housing and transportation. It's all about quality of life, and in Japan, quality of life is abundant.