The Zairyu Card Gamble – Do I get the Geb. ?

September last year I read an article on the Japan Times website titled “Mind the ‘geb’: Little word is a big problem for Japan’s German residents”. I was until then totally unaware of the strange implications that a change in the japanese immigration law had brought onto german passport holders. In short, the new law…

Overdue Moving Update

We finally did it – we moved into our own apartment. Well, actually we already moved the weekend before last (18.04.), but I really don’t know where the time in between went. The Preparations The Friday I packed everything up, stuffing all our clothes back into the suitcases, as well as all the additional things…

Hold-up in a crammed space

My new life is still in chaos and I’m a little bummed right now. We were supposed to move into our apartment on April 4th, the same day the other people move out and into their new build home. Then there was a delay and the move was postponed to this weekend, April 11th. Two…