Well, it’s been a busy weekend in Kamo! I’m feeling much more settled into my apartment now and a little less anxious about this whole just-moved-to-Japan affair in general. Major highlights of the… Continue reading


It’s been a busy past few days, but I managed to take a few pictures of my apartment and just a couple of the surrounding area. The outside pics aren’t a great representation… Continue reading

Hello from Kamo!

Well, after two hectic days of orientation in Tokyo, I’m vaguely settled in to my new apartment in the small city of Kamo, in the Niigata prefecture of Japan. The Tokyo orientation was… Continue reading

I’m here!

Hello everyone! I’m happy to announce that I have arrived safely at the Keio Plaza Hotel in Tokyo. The flight was the nicest flight I’ve ever been on. Ever. Well, except for the… Continue reading

The big day…

Well, this is it – the laptop is being packed away and I’m doing the final double-checking for my 2:35 pm flight to Japan. Once I get there, it’ll be roughly 5:00 pm… Continue reading

The clearing haze…

Little by little, I’ve been getting information of what it is I’ll actually be doing in Niigata. This handy bit of information came in the form of a letter from the Prefectural Board… Continue reading


Welcome to “Kristi in Japan”! I’ll be using this blog to record my adventures over the next year, as I travel to Kamo City, Japan to teach English with the JET Program. I… Continue reading