about Postcards from Japan

Hello everyone, my name is Yona, and this is Postcards from Japan.

It is all of the little things that make Japan such a fascinating and unique country, and this blog is a place for me to share various cultural activities and traditions with you.

Postcards from Japan also gives me an excuse to buy many books and spend hours researching various topics, such as the art of Japanese Kabuki or celebrating New Years in Japan.

I hope Postcards from Japan can help people planning on visiting Japan or going on an exchange year. I have a few posts about various AFS exchange program events, and have also written about high school life in Japan as well.

The idea for Postcards from Japan originated with the fact that everybody kept asking me to send them a postcard when I told them I was going to abroad for a year on an AFS exchange program. Instead of sending off short little updates to everybody, I thought I would share my experience with everybody at once, including as much helpful information as I can possibly fit into one blog post.

If you don’t find something you would like to learn more about concerning Japan and/or Japanese culture, feel free to leave a comment and I’ll do my best to respond. Check the FAQ page first though.

You can find me on Twitter, Instagram and on Youtube.


All Photography is mine unless otherwise specified.

The contents of this website are mine personally and do not reflect any position of AFS Japan.