Thoughts · Tokyo everyday life

Unnecessary Jobs

Hey guys, during the last week one of the underground lines I usually take had to shut down their service for an entire day. The reason was simply construction work, which I can observe a lot in Tokyo recently. (Probably because of the Olympics 2020.) When I got to that shut down station the other… Continue reading Unnecessary Jobs

Tokyo everyday life

Things I probably won’t miss

Hey guys, only one more week is left of my three months here in Japan and again I want to take this chance and take stock. I have been waiting so long to come back to Japan and these three months really proved to me that I definitely see myself working here in the future,… Continue reading Things I probably won’t miss

Tokyo everyday life

Earthquake near Fukushima Prefecture


this is a very short entry, as I just wanted to say: everything is alright.

An earthquake with a magnitude of over 7 hit near Fukushima Prefecture this morning at 6 am and of course everyone’s first thought went to the catastrophes of 2011 where the situation was quite similar.


As you can see in the chart, it was also quite noticeable here in Tokyo. I was still sleeping, and as everyone who ever shared a room with me can confirm: when I sleep nothing will wake me up that easily.

I did open my eyes at some point because this earthquake lasted several minutes. But at no point did I have a feeling of actually being in danger.

At the embassy, everything is business as usual. I’ll keep you guys updated if anything else should occur.

Art · Fun · Travel

A day trip to Mt. Takao

Hello guys, time is flying by and for one of my last weekends in Japan I really wanted to see something outside of Tokyo again. My co-worker Alina came up with the idea to go to Mt. Takao as a day trip and since I also wanted to take pictures of the red leaves here… Continue reading A day trip to Mt. Takao

Fun · Work

No Pictures

Some people have been wondering, concerning my last entry about the President’s visit, why I only posted the official photos and didn’t make any myself – not even a selfie.

We were quite explicitly not allowed is the answer to that. But we are rebels 😀


Art · Work

Germany’s President visits Tokyo

Hello everybody, ever since I started my internship at the German Embassy, I kind of waited for this very week to finally come around: Federal President of Germany Joachim Gauck arrived with his delegetion in Japan on Monday – and as a part of the department for Culture and Communication at the German Embassy, I… Continue reading Germany’s President visits Tokyo


How today’s result will influence Japan

Before I get started let me just say, that I have never been to the United States and I don’t claim to understand their political system, but as they are the country with probably the strongest international influence, today’s result definitely needs to be discussed. My friends from Japan have without exception all been shocked… Continue reading How today’s result will influence Japan