Archive

    1. interviews

      The Day I Met a Japanese Superhero An interview with Rapi:tldier, the cyborg hero who protects Osaka with the power of an express train

      | Mami Suzuki
    2. travel

      Aburaya - The Original Edo Period Inn in Haibara, Nara Exactly as it was over 300 years ago

      | Mami Suzuki
    3. japanese

      The Ultimate Guide to Citing Japanese Sources Everything you need to know about properly giving credit in Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter
    4. japan

      The Best Teaching Resources for Superstar JET Program ALTs All the best places to find lesson plans, worksheets, games, songs, media, and more for your English classes

      | Michael Richey
    5. travel

      Takeda Castle A beautiful sight in any season, at any time

      | Mami Suzuki
    6. interviews

      I'm an Idol Otaku (and Proud of It) Absolutely everything you'd ever want to know about the idol otaku lifestyle

      | Mami Suzuki and Koichi
    7. japanese

      Japanese Fluency Is A Race To Make The Most Mistakes Will you make it to the finish line?

      | Koichi
    8. japanese

      Japanese Homophones and How To Use Them Learn the meanings to all the Japanese sounds that have been confusing you

      | Mami Suzuki
    9. travel

      Sakurajima - Japan's Most Active Volcano The Japanese volcano with the most personality

      | Mami Suzuki
    10. japan

      20 Differences Between Japanese and Western Schools The things that stand to shock you most as an ALT

      | Michael Richey
    11. reviews

      A Geek In Japan One man's crash course in everything Japanese

      | Linda Lombardi
    12. travel

      Seria: Japan’s Best 100 Yen Shop My absolute favorite 100 YEN shop in Japan

      | Mami Suzuki
    13. travel

      Plataku - The Takara Tomy Plarail Cafe Full of Trains Have your train and eat it too

      | Mami Suzuki
    14. japan

      JET Program Survival Resources Helping you live your life on JET

      | Michael Richey
    15. travel

      Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum One bowl of soup, with a trip back in time on the side please

      | Linda Lombardi
    16. japanese

      "Interleaving" To Memorize More Japanese Let's put our Japanese sentences, radicals, kanji, and vocab all into one big pile.

      | Koichi
    17. japanese

      The Language Hack Where You Learn 1,000+ Japanese Words This Week It's almost as if you already know these words

      | Koichi
    18. japan

      Tsukemono! The Wonderful World of Japanese Pickles Those weird little things in your bento are actually pretty amazing

      | Linda Lombardi
    19. japan

      How Monster Strike Conquered Japanese Mobile Gaming ...and saved the country's largest social network from destruction

      | Rich
    20. japanese

      Your Japanese Weak Point Figure it out and fix it already

      | Koichi
    21. japan

      The Unique Weapons of Ancient Japan As used by samurai, ninja, warrior monks, ruffians and all-around badasses.

      | Rich
    22. japan

      Umbrellas in Japan More umbrella knowledge than you can shake a stick at

      | Adam Ledford
    23. travel

      Daiki Suisan - Super Fresh Sushi Cut out the middleman and go straight ot the sushi source

      | Mami Suzuki
    24. japanese

      JET Program Japanese Study: Setting Yourself Up for Success Ready, Set, Immersion!

      | Michael Richey
    25. travel

      Kaihou Souko: The Massive Japanese Secondhand Warehouse If you like to collect anything, this is your store

      | Mami Suzuki
    26. japan

      4 Foreigners in Traditional Japanese Roles Breaking into a traditionally Japanese art form may be tough for foreigner, but it's not impossible

      | Ben
    27. interviews

      The Daily Life of the Japanese Housewife 1/3 of women in Japan want to be housewives. We interviewed some to find out why

      | Mami Suzuki
    28. japan

      How to Plan a Cycling Trip in Japan 4 steps to bring you cycling success in 日本

      | Pia
    29. travel

      Huis Ten Bosch, The Dutch Theme Park in Japan Cultural mismatch, a toilet ghost, One Piece, and real actual cheese!

      | Verity Lane
    30. interviews

      Interview with Chiptune Musician TORIENA Using the Game Boy to make wonderfully manic music

      | Michael Richey and Mami Suzuki
    31. japan

      What the Japanese Royal Family Can Learn from Prince William’s Japan Trip Japan and the UK have a lot in common, which makes their visits to each other a lot more significant

      | Adam Ledford
    32. travel

      Daienji Temple and its Many Statues Go here to heal your body with gold or get your baby out of hell

      | Mami Suzuki
    33. japan

      Ekiben! Japanese Food on Japanese Trains and Beyond Two great Japanese things, even better together

      | Linda Lombardi
    34. travel

      Kurashiki - The Quiet Birthplace Of Momotaro Quaint buildings, river tours, history, pudding, and jeans

      | Verity Lane
    35. japan

      Questioning Japanese Creativity: Is Japan Really Creative? Kurosawa, Miyazaki, and Tezuka all seem to say yes. But is a country as creative as its best creators?

      | Austin
    36. travel

      Miyamoto Musashi's Reigando Cave The cave where Japan's greatest swordsman penned his masterpiece

      | Adam Ledford
    37. japanese

      What Does "Japanese Fluency" Mean? A new definition for "fluency"

      | Koichi
    38. japan

      Navigating Roppongi's Nightlife Making the Best of Roppongi’s Split Personality

      | Rich
    39. japan

      Queen Himiko: Badass Women in Japanese History The people loved her. The gods loved her. 8th century historians didn't love her.

      | Chelsea Bernard
    40. japan

      A Japanese Citizen Studying "Abroad" in Her Own Country Japanese by birth. Fluent in Japanese. Living in Japan will be easy, right?

      | Shoko
    41. travel

      Tonkatsu Shimizu, Kyoto's Rakugaki Bar Scrawl your woes all over the walls then, drown them in pork and alcohol

      | Mami Suzuki
    42. japan

      Anime's Great Deception – The Difference Between Anime and Cartoons Warning: reading this may forever change your perception of anime

      | Rich