Looking back on a 1 year of moving back to Japan

tokyo view from carrot factory in sancha photographed by native expat 2020

February 22nd, 2019 - exactly a year ago today was an emotional day for me. I woke up early next to my very first friend in Sydney who has been a friend of mine for nearly 10 years. 30 minutes later, another close friend rang the door bell so that we can all go to … Continue reading Looking back on a 1 year of moving back to Japan

6 things I discovered when I went back home (Sydney) from home (Tokyo)

The view of Sydney harbour from the airplane photographed by Native Expat

Thanks to Respect for the Aged Day and Autumnal Equinox Day celebrated in Japan, I went back to Sydney, Australia for the first time since I moved to Tokyo 7 months ago 🛫. With the flight booked on the day I flew out of Tokyo (!) and being such a last-minute decision to visit Sydney … Continue reading 6 things I discovered when I went back home (Sydney) from home (Tokyo)

A sense of place at 6 months mark of living in Japan

watching bledisloe cup 2019 at hobgoblin in roppongi tokyo photographed by native expat 2019

2 seasons ago at the end of February 2019, I moved back to Japan after living in Australia for 18 years. Reflecting on it, I feel like I have settled into a routine of "living". Monday to Friday is work, gym before or after work💪 , washing in the morning on the days I don't … Continue reading A sense of place at 6 months mark of living in Japan