Last Wednesday was White Day, the day in Japan when men give chocolates, sweets, or other gifts to women. What’s that, you say? Isn’t that just Valentine’s Day? Why do the Japanese celebrate Valentine’s Day on March 14 and call it White Day on top of that?
My little monster was being her cute destructive self, and I got to thinking about how I never, ever imagined I’d be married with a dog and a baby here in Japan. Needless to say, life, when you’re single, is much different than life when you’re married and with a child. And reaching all those milestones when in a foreign country can be overwhelming.
How to save money in Tokyo? Shopping at 100 yen shops is obvious. Shopping late at night to get discounted food is child’s play. Here’s how I save enough yen so I can have fun doing the things I love to do.
The news in Japan focuses on a few topics: 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, an increase in tourists, and working women and/or getting women back into the workforce. A recent “humorous” Twitter exchange is the reason why I’m writing this piece. Not “humorous” as in “OMG! I’m screaming rn! LMFAO!!!1!” But more along the lines of, “I laugh only because I’ve run out of options.” Here’s the Tweet that started it all: