Nagasaki Velca, Japan - Kandace Carter / Javier (AIR) Carter
In this episode, I interview Kandace Carter, originally from Mobile, Alabama. She works while they live abroad for an American-based PR agency. She and her husband, Javier, have been abroad for the last two seasons in Japan. Most recently, their team won the B3 League Championship! We talk about Japan, long-distance relationships, being working women, and more.
Watch the interview here, or listen to the full podcast. Enjoy!
Meet Kandace Carter
Age 29 of Mobile, Alabama
Instagram - @_kandim
"I enjoy reading, long walks with my doggy (golden doodle named Murphy), finding new restaurants, and reality TV! I work part-time for a PR Agency as an Account Executive.
I have a masters in Communications and I love to plan and host events for friends & family. We recently purchased our first home!
I travel with my husband for 5-7 months out of the season. I absolutely love Japan (Been there for 3 years now). I have a slight addiction to handbags and stationery. I would love to one day have my own stationery line of products!
Me and my husband met in college in 2011 and married in 2019. He's been playing overseas since 2013." - Kandace
Javier's Basketball History
Javier Dione Carter (born May 20, 1991), nicknamed Air, is a Panamanian professional basketball player for Nagasaki Velca in Japan. Born in the United States, he has competed internationally with the Panama men's national basketball team. He played at the University of South Alabama and with the South Alabama Jaguars.
Question of the Season
Lindley: What is one thing that you would say to someone about to embark on this lifestyle?
Kandace: "The experience is definitely what you make it, you know. I know some situations aren't the best all the time, some countries aren't the best, and some teams aren't that great sometimes, but I think the situation is still definitely what you can make it.
When you have the opportunity to go and travel, just go and do it. You're never going to regret that you did it. You might regret that you didn't do it, but you're never going to regret it.
I think I didn't take advantage the first year– it was COVID. But I still didn't take advantage of being close to other countries. In many of those other countries, you’ll see things she'd never seen. There are going to be weekends where maybe your husband is away– take that time to experience and go out and travel and do things that you wouldn't normally do when you're back stateside or wherever you're from." - Kandace Carter