Japaneur

is creating videos about Japan

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Hi, I'm James. I'm a Canadian and American originally from California, and today I live in Kobe with my wife and two boys. Unlike most people who go to Japan to study and stay to teach English, or go for a 2-year company work assignment, we made the move to Japan entirely on our own and for our own reasons. Culture, family and work all played into the decision, which was one of the best decisions we have ever made. Still, moving to Japan is probably the most controversial decision we have ever made. To say our life in Japan is filled with conflict would be an understatement.

For example, we decided to put our kids in Japanese schools, not international schools, for a lot of reasons. I want my kids learning Japanese manners and work ethic. But I don't want my kids getting caught up in a self-made, meaningless rat-race of standardized tests that I believe are functionally useless beyond an obsolete Japanese corporate recruiting system.

This Patreon dives into the reasons and reasoning behind our decision to move to Japan, and why it's proven to be so controversial. And it goes much deeper. I believe the unique relationship Japan has with the world represents a better way for us as planetary citizens to learn to relate to each other, learn from each other, and make a better world where we can get along despite our differences. This Patreon explores this idea, and in doing so I hope to share a side of Japan with you that isn't obvious from one or even a few brief visits.

Why Japaneur? 

Why not? Most of the best life pursuits take from the French -eur; There are entrepreneurs, flâneurs, provacateurs. So I coined Japaneur.
Tiers
Patron
$5 or more per month
• Access my Patron-only feed.

• Get access to Japaneur email updates and notifications.

Early Access Patron
$20 or more per month
Join me for a monthly livestream in Japan, and get early access to select new content.

• Monthly patron-only livestream

• Early access to new Japaneur content, including new Japaneur reviews and posts.

AND

• Access my Patron-only feed.

• Get access to Japaneur email updates and notifications.

Japaneur VIP
$500 or more per month
Are you looking for expert assistance for planning your trip to Japan, to make it a memory of a lifetime? Or are you planning a business trip and want to make it as successful as possible, and enjoyable as well?


As a Japaneur VIP, you'll receive:


• Travel assistance with planning your trip

• Professional assistance coordinating reservations for hotels and ryokans (Japanese traditional lodges, including luxury accommodations)

• Safety recommendations for traveling with children

• Tips and pointers for getting help the easy way

• Japanese language basics to help you navigate more easily

• Japanese etiquette basics for the family

• What to avoid, including common dangers, and how to avoid them

 

AND get:

• Monthly patron-only livestream

• Early access to new Japaneur content, including new reviews and posts.

• Access my Patron-only feed.

• Get access to Japaneur email updates and notifications.


Goals
0 of 50 patrons
The first 50!  This is my first goal: To make 50 new friends - founders of Japaneur who are ready to join me on this awesome adventure, to learn more Japanese and to learn more about Japanese culture. When we reach 50 patrons, I'm going to partner with a special clothing company I discovered in Japan to create a special Japaneur Founders t-shirt only available to Japaneur founders.
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Hi, I'm James. I'm a Canadian and American originally from California, and today I live in Kobe with my wife and two boys. Unlike most people who go to Japan to study and stay to teach English, or go for a 2-year company work assignment, we made the move to Japan entirely on our own and for our own reasons. Culture, family and work all played into the decision, which was one of the best decisions we have ever made. Still, moving to Japan is probably the most controversial decision we have ever made. To say our life in Japan is filled with conflict would be an understatement.

For example, we decided to put our kids in Japanese schools, not international schools, for a lot of reasons. I want my kids learning Japanese manners and work ethic. But I don't want my kids getting caught up in a self-made, meaningless rat-race of standardized tests that I believe are functionally useless beyond an obsolete Japanese corporate recruiting system.

This Patreon dives into the reasons and reasoning behind our decision to move to Japan, and why it's proven to be so controversial. And it goes much deeper. I believe the unique relationship Japan has with the world represents a better way for us as planetary citizens to learn to relate to each other, learn from each other, and make a better world where we can get along despite our differences. This Patreon explores this idea, and in doing so I hope to share a side of Japan with you that isn't obvious from one or even a few brief visits.

Why Japaneur? 

Why not? Most of the best life pursuits take from the French -eur; There are entrepreneurs, flâneurs, provacateurs. So I coined Japaneur.

Recent posts by Japaneur

Tiers
Patron
$5 or more per month
• Access my Patron-only feed.

• Get access to Japaneur email updates and notifications.

Early Access Patron
$20 or more per month
Join me for a monthly livestream in Japan, and get early access to select new content.

• Monthly patron-only livestream

• Early access to new Japaneur content, including new Japaneur reviews and posts.

AND

• Access my Patron-only feed.

• Get access to Japaneur email updates and notifications.

Japaneur VIP
$500 or more per month
Are you looking for expert assistance for planning your trip to Japan, to make it a memory of a lifetime? Or are you planning a business trip and want to make it as successful as possible, and enjoyable as well?


As a Japaneur VIP, you'll receive:


• Travel assistance with planning your trip

• Professional assistance coordinating reservations for hotels and ryokans (Japanese traditional lodges, including luxury accommodations)

• Safety recommendations for traveling with children

• Tips and pointers for getting help the easy way

• Japanese language basics to help you navigate more easily

• Japanese etiquette basics for the family

• What to avoid, including common dangers, and how to avoid them

 

AND get:

• Monthly patron-only livestream

• Early access to new Japaneur content, including new reviews and posts.

• Access my Patron-only feed.

• Get access to Japaneur email updates and notifications.