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Recommended Expat Blogs: Tokyo

In our InterNations Recommended Blog section we let you take the spotlight! Expat life in general is, of course, a perfect breeding ground for great, user-generated reads, and life in Tokyo makes no exception. Take your time and browse the great blogs showcased in this article!

Everybody who has spent time in a different country knows that expat life is not quite like anything else in the world. The confusion of the first few days and weeks, the slow, but steady process of acclimation, the little peculiarities and quirks that might strike you about your new surroundings: almost any situation you encounter can make for a great story. If you are so inclined and want to blog about it, of course!

Our InterNations recommended blog section features talented expat bloggers from around the world. Their offerings to the blogosphere have been selected for their great entries and high quality, whether they may be funny, informative, interesting, deeply personal or a combination of all of the above.

Let’s hear from our featured bloggers in Tokyo:

Nandie: Novel Metropolis

Blogging and twitter played a huge part in helping me connect with the expat community in Japan, especially the black community. It’s small, with six degrees of separation between everyone. 

Jonathan: TenguLife

The expat community in Tokyo is strong and vibrant and very easy to connect with at all levels. TAC is the usual starting point but schools, clubs and societies make meeting new people very simple. 

Joanna: Joanna Mary

Honestly, I wouldn’t change a thing! As this was our third international move, I felt very prepared and my familiarity with Japan was of great benefit to me. I was thrilled to come back to Japan because I love it here!

André: The Rising Sky

I think everyone experiences culture shock one way or another, and I'm no exception. There are a lot of things Japanese people do that we back in Portugal/Europe don't, and vice-versa. However I think the most important thing is to know how to adapt to the environment you are in, while keeping your own values and ideas.

Edmund Taylor

"Tokyo has so much to offer and InterNations made it much easier to become acclimated to life in this bustling city."

Marina Salgado

"In such a huge city, InterNations has created great events for expats to meet in Tokyo."

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