Category: Lifestyle

  • Why and How I Made the Leap From Writer to Influencer

    Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time on Instagram (@wadateni). In fact, aside from this Baby Kaiju blog, that’s where a great chunk of my (limited) free times goes. Months ago, I’d be up late researching travel destinations in Japan; Nowadays, I’m trying to keep my Instagram engagement in the double digits. What happened? This is why and how I made the leap from writer to influencer.

  • A Day in the Life of a Working Mom in Tokyo

    From this month, I’ll be fleshing out the Motherhood in Japan category and sharing my experiences in Japan. Today is a look at a day in the life of a working mom in Tokyo. I work as a kindergarten teacher in a kodomo en (こども園), a special facility that is both daycare and kindergarten. READ: An Inside Look At Daycare in Japan Background Before I begin, I must be incredibly forthright and honest in that my company has been very transparent in the way they adhere to Japanese law. I’ve had absolutely no trouble taking days off for appointments when I was pregnant. Nor did I have trouble taking maternity leave...

  • 20 Facts About Me

    Hi there! I’m Teni Wada, a Japan lifestyle and travel writer based in Japan’s capital, Tokyo. My writing career started last summer, in the months after the birth of my little Kaiju. Since then, my works have been featured on major English language sites that provide valuable resources for foreigners in Japan.

  • 18 Professional And Personal Goals for 2018

    I’m a big planner, a quality that helps tremendously as a teacher. From planning a yearly curriculum to hashing out the minutes of a field trip, it all comes naturally to me. Yet, when it comes to life outside the classroom, things aren’t so easy to predict. Nevertheless, it’s a brand new year, and the perfect time to reflect on the past, relish the present, and prepare for the future.