Archive

    1. reviews

      Womansword What Japanese Words Say About Women

      | Kristen Dexter
    2. interviews

      18 Questions for Professional Japanese Poetry Translator, Sally Ito How the rare co-translation collaboration works

      | Michael Richey
    3. reviews

      Are You An Echo? The Lost Poems of Misuzu Kaneko

      | Michael Richey
    4. japanese

      Tsujigiri: A Japanese word you don't see in other languages And there’s bloody good reason why

      | Carla Sinclair
    5. japan

      Thanksgiving in Japan? We asked 5 expats how they spend their turkey day abroad

      | Carla Sinclair
    6. japan

      Tengu: The Japanese Demon That's Basically a Mini-God Full of Pride, Full of Power

      | Linda Lombardi
    7. japan

      Pocky Day: Celebrating Japan's Favorite Stick Snack The official snack of late night anime binges gets its own day

      | Michael Richey
    8. reviews

      Tonoharu Part Three After Six Years, the Trilogy is Complete

      | Carla Sinclair
    9. japan

      Making Your JET Program Recontracting Decision Should you stay or should you go now?

      | Michael Richey
    10. japan

      The 13 Best Japanese Horror Films Tofugu handpicks the very best of Japan's horror cinema

      | Michael Richey, Rich, and Kaitlin Stainbrook
    11. japanese

      Dajare: 13 Types of Japanese Puns And How to Use Them to Practice Japanese

      | Jack
    12. japanese

      Your Step-by-Step Jikoshoukai Guide Learn the basics, practice, and create an advanced Japanese self-introduction

      | Mami Suzuki and Michael Richey
    13. interviews

      The JET Program Senpai Triple Interview Throwdown 23 Things You Want To Know About Life on JET Answered by Alumni

      | Michael Richey
    14. japan

      English Bulletin Board Ideas for JET Program ALTs Everything you need to know about making the best English boards your school has ever seen

      | Sandra
    15. japanese

      The Meaning of Itadakimasu And How It Reduces Food Waste

      | Mami Suzuki
    16. travel

      Kagaya Izakaya: Frog is Stranger Than Fiction In ten years, this tiny basement izakaya is our first, and only, perfect score.

      | Koichi
    17. videos

      Kagaya Izakaya: The One-Minute "Sexy-Horror-Violence" Movie Trailer The greatest izakaya experience money can buy

      | Sean Fitzgerald and Koichi
    18. japan

      Japan’s Doujinshi Culture Of Creativity Through Theft And The Monster Trying To Destroy It

      | Rich and Michael Richey
    19. japan

      26 Etiquette Rules Every English Teacher in Japan Should Know Japanese etiquette and customs that help you become part of the team

      | Michael Richey
    20. reviews

      The Six Month Long Doki Doki Crate Review So...many...cute items. Can't...look away!

      | Michael Richey
    21. japan

      Higuchi Ichiyō: Badass Women in Japanese History Uncompromising and fearless, she returned Japanese literature to its classical roots

      | Kristen Dexter
    22. reviews

      Japan Crate: The Definitive Six-Month Long Review We ate 10.59 lbs and $180 worth of Japanese candy so you don't have to

      | Michael Richey
    23. reviews

      Japanese Tattoos | History • Culture • Design by Brian Ashcraft and Hori Benny

      | Michael Richey
    24. japan

      How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Being Otaku Answering questions of identity and fandom in Japan and beyond

      | Rich
    25. japanese

      How to Type in Japanese (And Fun Characters Too!) Getting the most out of your Japanese Keyboard

      | Kristen Dexter
    26. japanese

      Chibi: The Japanese Word That's Cute And Offensive The origins, the offensive, and the otaku

      | Mami Suzuki
    27. japanese

      How to Install a Japanese Keyboard On Apple, Windows, Computers, Phones, You name it!

      | Kristen Dexter
    28. japan

      Wabi-Sabi and Understanding Japan A philosophy and aesthetic as worldview

      | Jack
    29. japanese

      27 Hiragana Charts: Stroke Order, Practice, Mnemonics, and More Find the method, style, and approach that works for you.

      | Koichi
    30. japanese

      「『The Art Of、 Japanese Punctuation〜。』」!? 【】〜【】〜【】〜【】〜【】〜【】〜【】

      | Koichi and Kristen Dexter
    31. japan

      Chindogu: The Unuseless Inventions of Kenji Kawakami The inventions that you could almost see yourself using...almost.

      | Michael Richey
    32. japanese

      The "Hiragana Mnemonics Chart," by Tofugu Yet another hiragana chart to put on your bathroom wall

      | Koichi
    33. japan

      Japanese Sign Language and Being Deaf in Japan Improve your Japanese and learn something new at the same time!

      | Kaitlin Stainbrook, Rochelle, and Kristen Dexter
    34. japanese

      Tsundere: Understanding Anime’s Obsessions with the Cold/Warm Archetype Also kuudere, dandere, yandere, and every other type of ~dere

      | Mami Suzuki
    35. reviews

      Put on your Suit and Tie, it's Time to Go to Ice Cream Work An tasty art/story book by Japanese artist Naoshi

      | Michael Richey
    36. reviews

      The Definitive Genki Textbook Review The quintessential review for the quintessential Japanese textbook

      | Michael Richey
    37. japan

      Bowing in Japan Everything you've ever wanted to know about how to bow, and how not to bow, in Japan.

      | Mami Suzuki
    38. videos

      Japanese Bows: The Senrei aka The "graceful greeting without getting up" bow

      | Koichi and Michael Richey
    39. videos

      Japanese Bows: The Futsurei / Keirei aka The "bowing to people with the power to make or break your life" bow.

      | Koichi and Michael Richey
    40. videos

      Japanese Bows: The Eshaku Your "hello neighborhood acquaintence" bow

      | Koichi and Michael Richey
    41. japanese

      Tsundoku: Japan's Word for 'Books You Buy But Don't Read' I swear, I'll totally read this book soon.

      | Koichi
    42. japanese

      Japanese Onomatopoeia: The Definitive Guide Everything and anything there is to know about those weird sounds you keep hearing

      | Kristen Dexter