Americantics
Japantics

Americantics

By Natalie Laber This past winter, for the first time since I began my tenure on JET, I returned for the holidays to my native shore of California. It was a welcome change in climate – from a miserable -3°C to a balmy 15° – but being home for the first time in eighteen months … Continue reading

How to be Jouzu
Japantics

How to be Jouzu

By Natalie Laber One of the beautiful things about living in Nippon is that if you can say even one word in Japanese, you are considered 上手 at 日本語. If you’re me, sometimes you even get praised for being able to speak fluent 英語 (which makes you かっこいい). All of this constant and undeserved (and … Continue reading