My name is Aidan Koch. I’m a 2018 Alumnus of SUNY Geneseo, Japanophile, and avid traveler. Born and raised just outside of Rochester, NY, I have always had a great appreciation for the the Japanese culture, and because of this I studied it with gusto during my time in university. My love for the language is so great, in fact, that I am now moving to Japan to teach English. Needless to say, it’s a big change. I have spent the past 22 years of my life living in the 585 area code, and now I am moving to the  complete opposite side of the world. In an effort to catalog my thoughts, as well as put to use my lessons as an English Literature Major and keep in touch with those back home, I will be making weekly entries into this blog. I don’t have a plan for what I will talk about, nor do I expect to make one. Life is all about the unexpected, and I want to stay as true to that adage as I can while I work on this blog. And only time will tell what those experiences will be.

So for now, feel free to sit back and enjoy the memoirs of this gaijin.