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Caitlin Collins

USA

Seattle native, Kanagawa transplant. Catch me either writing, exploring cute cafes, or taking my cat for a walk.

Beauty / Cosmetics, Winter

Winter in Japan. What to Wear and How the Japanese Are Wearing It.

Dec 9, 2018

Have you experienced Japan in winter?  Unlike it's hot and unbearably humid summer, Japan has a cold... Read More...

Relationships, Love

Marriage Woes? Why so Many Young People Are Waiting to Tie the Knot.

Dec 4, 2018

Last year, for the first time in recorded history, Japan's birth rate was under one million. Japa... Read More...

Relationships

Series! About Dating in Japan: Article 6 of 6: All you need to know about Japanese weddings!

Dec 2, 2018

A wedding!  One of the most important days in any person's life, there are all kinds of expectations... Read More...

Christmas

Christmas in Japan: 5 Tips to Get the Most out of the Season

Nov 20, 2018

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas has already crept up throughout Japan's citie... Read More...

Relationships, Christmas

Series! About Dating in Japan: Article 5 of 6: 4 Tips to Plan the Perfect Christmas Date

Nov 19, 2018

With the holiday season fast approaching-- it's time for panic! For those in relationships: What ... Read More...

Relationships, Topics

Series! About Dating in Japan: Article 4 of 6: What’s the Deal with Love Confessions?

Nov 12, 2018

You've been on a few dates, things seem to be going well-- but is it a real relationship?  Well, wit... Read More...

Business Environment

5 Tips for a Successful Job Interview in Japan

Nov 8, 2018

As the winter holidays are fast approaching, workers and companies alike are starting to consider th... Read More...

Relationships, Topics, Ranking

Series! About Dating in Japan: Article 3 of 6: The Do’s and Dont’s of your First Date.

Nov 2, 2018

For anyone, a first date can be nerve-wracking.  But a first date in a foreign country?  That's a wh... Read More...

Entertainment

Get to Know the Tokyo Disney Resort Starlight Passport

Oct 31, 2018

Did you know Tokyo Disneyland received over 16 million visitors in 2017?  Opened in April 1983, Toky... Read More...

Relationships

Series! Dating in Japan Article 2 of 6: To LINE, or not to LINE? Let’s make a date!

Oct 27, 2018

Success!  You've survived your gokon, and even exchanged LINE's with someone special.  Now, you have... Read More...

Others, Culture

The Do’s and Don’ts of Pet Ownership in Japan

Oct 25, 2018

Any expat can tell you that living abroad can be lonely at times:  It's tough to be so far from frie... Read More...

Relationships

Series! Dating in Japan Article 1 of 6: 3 Things You Must Avoid at your next Gokon!

Oct 19, 2018

  Looking for your soul mate?   In Japan, the population of singles is higher tha... Read More...

Work

Is Teaching English in Japan Your Dream Job? Here Are 3 Ways to Get Your Foot in the Door

Oct 11, 2018

Ever thought about teaching English in Japan?  With the 2020 Olympics looming over Japan's collectiv... Read More...

Food, Autumn

Chestnuts? Kuri? Marron? How to Enjoy Chestnuts in Japan!

Oct 4, 2018

Autumn is here!  Japan has such an affection for seasonal treats, and nothing says Autumn quite like... Read More...

Festivals, Autumn

Let’s Get Spooky! 7 Halloween Festivals and Events in Tokyo 2018

Sep 24, 2018

October is right around the corner, and you know what that means?  It's almost time for Halloween!  ... Read More...

Shopping / Service

Going Green: 4 Japanese Phrases to Reduce Plastic Waste.

Sep 17, 2018

One of the first things I noticed when I began shopping in Japan was the sheer number of plastic bag... Read More...

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