We were offered the chance in September to take up a homestay with a local family, and even though my … Continue reading A Homestay in Kashiwazaki
The might of Typhoon Hagibis (or 台風 19- to those in Japan- the 19th of the year) stirred just before … Continue reading Low pressure, high intensity
Typhoon Hagibis is making landfall at noon today, one of the most powerful storms of the year, which has disrupted … Continue reading In and around Joetsu and Takada
On Thursday, as I was leaving the classroom, a student shot up from their desk and approached me: ‘Adam-sensei?’ ‘Yes,’ … Continue reading Buddy the Elf- What’s Your Favourite Colour?
A week last Friday, me and a couple of friends took the winding, one hour coastal road south of Joetsu … Continue reading Hunting for Jade
I take private tuition twice a week to help improve my Japanese, where this week, two social faux pas … Continue reading Faux Pas