Job Hunting in Japan

My internship in Tokyo is slowly coming to an end but I’m not ready to go back to Finland and leave my life here behind. I know job hunting in Japan might sound a little intimidating for a foreigner (it sure was for me) and if you can’t speak Japanese your options might be quite…

How Making Friends Isn’t So Easy After School

So now that life has calmed down a little and I don’t have to run around like a headless chicken trying to get things done anymore, I have realized how lonely living in a foreign country can get. I like to think of myself as an outgoing introvert; I enjoy spending time with people I…

Dreams are meant to be followed, life is meant to be lived

On the day I left for my new life on the other side of the world I received a card with these words on it together with Paulo Coelho’s the Alchemist from my best friend. At the time I had no idea what these words would come to mean to me during my time in Japan. More…

It’s hard to be an adult (in a foreign country)

It’s now been a few weeks since I started my internship in Tokyo and last Saturday I finally moved into my apartment! This marks the official start of my life in Tokyo and I couldn’t be happier with the area I live in; it’s the dream-come-true of any hipster. But let me tell you, getting…