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From Jamieson(品川 & 川崎ラーニングスタジオ所属):日本での生活

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Life in Japan【日本での生活】

Good day, dear readers! Jamieson here, and this time I would like to share how my life is going in Japan so far.

Upon arriving at Haneda airport back in 2020, I was instantly faced with my first challenge. I was staring at the bus timetable trying to figure out what bus was going in my direction. Thankfully for me, a very helpful member of staff noticed my confused expression and came over to offer their assistance. It quickly dawned on me that Japan was not a country I could get by with English alone. For once I would actually have to make an effort to learn the language!

Language barrier aside, I was able to get set up with the essentials for living in Japan. Now it was time to start my career with Gaba and explore the many wonders of Japan on my days off. Sounds great, yeah? Well, that’s what I thought, but a global pandemic was about to change everything!


Restrictions over the past two years have had a huge impact on my plans to travel Japan, but I have been able to explore my local area instead. I am a big foodie, so I have very much enjoyed trying the variety of noodle-based dishes, as well as okonomiyaki and other local delights. My chopstick skills are slowly getting better, but still leave a lot to be desired. Visiting local temples and shrines has also been a good experience. I have started collecting Goshuin stamps as a memento of each one I have visited so far.

I am of course enjoying my lifestyle in Japan so far. However, I feel that I have not experienced the true Japan yet due to the pandemic. My bucket list for Japan is forever growing longer. In preparation for returning to normal life I have taken it upon myself to learn Japanese and I am now studying every morning at a local school. It may be difficult, but it’s also fun, even though they issue homework daily and give us a test every Friday! I am making slow progress, and I may not be very good right now, but hopefully my perseverance will pay off in the end. Practice makes perfect!

Thank you very much for taking the time to read this and take care out there! Bye bye.