2011 is just around the corner. Some of you probably already made plans for the New Year. Some are already in their holiday trip and will not read this post until next year. If you are like me, you ran out of idea on exciting way to ring into the New Year. My husband kept on saying, ‘I don’t know.’ In a midst of frustration, I realized that it’s not as bad as my first New Year’s Eve in the US; nerdy, fifteen years old and away from home. I suddenly had an idea of asking my American twitter buddies how they are dealing with New Year’s celebrations and customs for my last blog post of 2010 in Japan.
All of our respondents are Americans living in Japan. Their profiles are sorted based on how long they have lived in Japan in ascending order.
Jenny was born in New Jersey, but raised in the Bay Area of California and central Illinois. She has been in Japan for about three and a half years. She was on the JET Programme in Saitama for three years, and have since been residing in Tokyo. She is a freelance teacher and translator, and also working on podcasting projects for next year. You can check out her Japan pictures on flickr or follow her on twitter.
Hana has been living in Tokyo for around four years. Previously she had lived in various places across the US – but Seattle, she declared, has her heart. She runs Japanese fashion, food, and lifestyle blog, FINDING TOKYO. She is getting married to her fiance Sho, very very soon.
Tom is an artist living in Tokyo area. He co-blogs Exotic Japan Blog with his wife, Sakie. He is from the Midwest and has live in Japan for four and half years now, and a bit over three years previously; a total of around eight years.
Peter Durfee is a translator/editor, originally from the West Coast of the USA. He has been in Japan since 1985 (25 years ago!), a husband since 2001, and a dad since 2007. His website is durf.org and he is @durf on Twitter.