Hi, lovely reader.
My name is Julia. I’m 21 years old, a writer, and as of July 2017, an English teacher in Japan!
Earlier this year, I accepted an opportunity to work for the Japan English Teaching (JET) Program, which sends English speakers across the globe to various cities, towns, and villages throughout Japan to teach at public and private schools. If you want to read more about the program, or if you’re interested in applying, here’s the link to the JET Program’s website.
I’ve been placed in a little city called Minoh in Osaka Prefecture, about an hour from Osaka city. Minoh is known for being one of the best places in Japan to see the leaves change color to red during the fall. The word for red leaves in Japanese is 紅葉, or momiji, hence the name of this blog! Adjusting to life in Japan has definitely come with its challenges, but I’m grateful for the opportunity to call this country home.
This blog is a written account of my attempts to adjust to a new country, a new culture, and a new chapter in my life this year (2017-2018). I write about my day-to-day experiences in and outside of school, as well as my travels throughout the greater Kansai area.
If you have any questions or comments and would like to contact me, please feel free to send me a message or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to get to know you and hear your story. Happy reading!