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About Me

Why hello there. My name is Jonathan Kramer, I was born and raised in Miami, Florida and in 2009 I graduated from Florida State University with a B.S. in Information Technology.  During the long, defeating process of searching for a job while living with my parents after graduating, I applied for an English teaching job in Japan with a company called Interac on a whim.  One thing led to another, and in April 2010 I became an Assistant Language Teacher to elementary and junior high school students in Fuji City, Japan. You can read all about my time in Japan by clicking “My Year in Japan” above.

Fuji Panorama

Fuji City

In April of 2011, I moved back to the United States, more specifically Los Angeles. After three months of a yet another defeating job hunt while sleeping on my friend’s couch, I took up a job in Mammoth Lakes, California as a front desk clerk at Tamarack Lodge in Mammoth Lakes, California. And that brings us to today.

Mammoth Mountain in the summer is used for mountain biking, but in the winter is one of the most skiied mountains in North America.

If have any questions for me, you can send an e-mail to

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Jim Moran permalink
    May 31, 2010 4:44 am

    Hey Jonathan!

    Happy Memorial Day Weekend! You need to straighten them out on their ABC’s. They can’t help it they sing it a little slanted…
    Hope you are well. Daddy’s got a new airplane toy. That is Ok but Bobby flying… God help us all.. Went out in the boat this weekend and I got 10 dolphin. Pretty good. Considering I have gone many trip without catching anything.


  2. Jim Moran permalink
    June 8, 2010 11:49 pm

    Thanks for educating me in the ways of Japan. I do really find it interesting.

    Jim Moran

  3. Katie Murphy permalink
    June 28, 2010 5:59 am

    Hi Jonathan,
    Do you think you could post a list of the Japanese alphabet? By the way you are so lucky!
    I wish I was there.


  4. July 3, 2010 8:45 pm

    >I was born and raised in Miami, Florida

    I also grew up in Florida (Tampa Bay).

    >in April 2010 I (came to) Japan.

    I came to Japan in 1990…and stayed.

    How long do you plan to stay in Japan?
    Have you visited Tokyo?

  5. Jim Moran permalink
    September 8, 2010 9:23 am


    Newspaper article…. You are famous in Japan!
    Too Cool..

    Have fun over there. You are not missing much over here these days.
    The country is in an Obama funk. No fun at all.


  6. Jim Moran permalink
    September 24, 2010 3:14 am


    I actually laughed until my belly ached reading about you climbing Mt. Fuji. I have had similar experiences and can appreciate your situation. I’m proud of you that you hung tough and made it to the summit. During your lifetime stuff like that is the most memorable for sure. Sue and I climbed Mt. LeCount in Tennessee in April. We were 30 yrs old and never saw snow before. It was nice when we started up and it kept getting colder and colder. When we got to the top is was frikin freezing and snow all over the place. We had no warm clothes and sneakers with no grip at all. Coming down we feared for our lives. We wore our socks on our hands and thought for sure our feet would slip off the trail edge and we would fall off the mountain many times. When we managed to get off the mountain the parking lot with our van was frozen and snowed in. When driving the tires slipped on the ice and we went off the edge with our van leaning at an angle steep enough for us to slowly exit the high side very carefully. Ah, the memories… Ask Patrick about the 7 mile hole in Yellowstone sometimes. 3 miles in, 7 miles out. Johnathan you should probably consider hang-gliding next or perhaps an Everest Expidition. Remember to bring a parachute and oxygen bottles….

  7. November 11, 2010 11:49 pm

    I am coming to Japan in 7 days for 3 months, and i know nothing. I am scared …for the expectations of my job and for how i will adjust, if you can help me with the adjust bit, i will be fine – the work stuff i know you can’t help with …any help?

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