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Heritage Home COMMUNITY | VOICE

Heritage Home

From the day I arrived in Japan, I knew this was where I was meant to be. Marrying a native of Kyoto, who constantly introduces me to the city’s hidden charms, has led me to conclude that this former imperial capital is my favorite place on the planet.  

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Japan Lessons COMMUNITY | VOICE

Japan Lessons

Not long after I had moved to Tokyo, someone shared with me the three P’s of surviving Japan: punctuality, politeness and patience.

I have since appreciated that for a more fruitful life here I must be on time, if not a few minutes early, I should be overly courteous, even when it feels unnatural, and I must never be in too much of a rush if I want things to go smoothly. 

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Diamond Mining COMMUNITY | VOICE

Diamond Mining

Did you ever have something you were proud of go unappreciated? Did you ever feel that your job wasn’t the right fit for you?

I experienced both many times. Until, that is, my Japanese mentor offered me some words that changed my life.

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