The Latest from Japan

Feb 15 10:20am

How To Have The Best Day Ever In Japan in 3 Steps

Post by Audrey Phillips

I didn’t mean to have the best day ever; it manifested at the moment I think I needed it the most, and I hope the memories I've created will be able to stay with me for years to come.

Feb 5 12:29am

The Liminal Space Between Semesters

Post by Keeli Wagner

What to do while in Pre-departure Limbo

Jan 9 2:12am

To Stress or Not to Stress - Taking Control of My Study Abroad Journey

Post by Audrey Phillips

I am a notorious over-thinker, over-stresser, over-everything, and preparing to study abroad has left me with my hands shaking, planning for any and all disaster scenarios in my head over and over again. Instead of letting that define my experience in Japan, I am choosing to enter begin this journey without letting my stress swallow me whole.

Jan 6 9:56am

3 Types of Pre-departure Moods en route to Tokyo

Leading up to study away, I have had all sorts of crazy feelings. I’m flying to a whole other country, 14-ish hours away, where I don’t really know anyone. I’m also flying to a whole other country, 14-ish hours away, towards an adventure that is probably going to change my life somehow. As a result, here are the three moods I’ve gone through leading up to my IES semester abroad to Tokyo. 

Oct 13 7:58am

Weathering The Storm: The Night The Typhoon Hit

Post by Emery Louie

Last night, October 12th, Japan experienced the worst typhoon to hit the country in almost 60 years. Many cities and neighborhoods in the Kanto and Tohoku regions suffered great damage, with multiple people reported dead or missing. Millions of people across dozens of prefectures were issued evacuation advisories ahead of harsh winds, flooding rivers, and landslides.