LWIF EP74: Japanese vs. Canadian School (Elementary)

Aiko compares what elementary school is like in British Columbia, Canada vs. Tokyo, Japan. Questions 0:04 Food 1:23 Rules 2:25 More Rules 2:56 Breaks 3:37 Homework 4:18 Physical Education 5:12 Field Trips 6:17 Course Difficulty 7:05 Canadian Pros 7:46 Japanese Pros 8:28 Classmates 9:40 Teachers 9:58 Canada or Japan? 10:22 What About Shin? What’s school like where you’re from?

LWIF EP72: What a Japanese Home Exhibition Center is Like

How about, on a single plot of land, there was a host of custom home builders, showing off their latest designs and tech? This is a Japanese Housing Exhibition Center. If you’re looking to visit one of these Housing Exhibition Halls, I suggest searching for the term “住宅展示場” in Google Maps. It should pull up a few options. Do you have home exhibition centers where you’re from?

LWIF EP70: What Canadian Parks are Like (Vancouver)

Take a tour with Aiko and Shin as they play at six different parks in Vancouver, BC, Canada: Stanley Park, Terra Nova Adventure Park, Burnaby Mountain Bicycle Skills Park, Barnet Marine Park, and the Richmond Skateboard Park. We also drop by La Casa Gelato for some ice cream. What are parks like where you’re from?

LWIF EP69: Where to go in Tokyo (Hint: Anywhere)!

One of the top questions I asked is where to go and what to do in Tokyo. I got a simple answer for you. Anywhere! To prove the point, my friend Angela (internationallyMe) and I randomly walk around Tokyo. While I didn’t show this in the video, I did randomly choose a starting point as well as a direction to go towards. For those who support on Patreon, I put up a little behind the scenes of how I went about generating the randomness as well as some commentary and deleted scenes. Angela’s Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/internationallyme Patreon Page with Deleted and…

LWIF EP68: Vancouver Update: Life, Meetup, Survey

Hey, we’re back in Vancouver (for now) and I thought I’d put together an update video. After the incredible response to the survey (thank you!), wanted to share some of the findings. Also, we’ll be doing a meetup in Vancouver and I’ll be going to Vidcon! ALL THE LINKS! Vancouver Meetup: If you’d like to attend in late May/early June, go to this link and let us know https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/lwif2017VanMeetup Survey Results Video: I did a 30 minute video on the X channel talking about the survey in detail https://youtu.be/osoGZhPMEtk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lifewhereimfrom Instagram: https://instagram.com/lifewhereimfrom Twitter: https://twitter.com/lifewhereimfrom Website Contact Page: http://www.lifewhereimfrom.com/contact/ Support…

LWIF EP67: Is it Possible to Become Japanese?

I read this book called Tokyo Underworld, which covered the life of Nick Zappetti. It’s honestly been 15 years since I read it, but I still remembered feeling that it was super difficult for a foreigner to become Japanese. It turns out I was wrong, and becoming legally Japanese is a straightforward process that can be undertaken by anyone. I talked with Eido Inoue, a former American who became Japanese in 2010. Since naturalizing he’s run a website (http://bit.ly/becojapan) educating people on how to naturalize and become a citizen of Japan. The interview was so fascinating, that I have posted…

LWIF EP66: Visiting a Famous Japanese Hot Spring Town: Kusatsu

I love Japanese onsens (hot springs), and my family… well, they like them. I had heard about Kusatsu and asked my wife to see if she could book a trip out there for us. She delivered and we rented a car and drove a few hours, stopping a few places along the way, before we reached our ryokan. Not knowing that much about Kusatsu, I think the family was all pleasantly elated to find a hot spring town that was beyond our expectations. There are some places that the kids visit where they whine about walking here and there, but…