Archive

    1. travel

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

      | Linda Lombardi
    2. japanese

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

      | Koichi
    3. japanese

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

      | Koichi
    4. japan

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

      | Linda Lombardi
    5. japan

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

      | Rich
    6. japanese

      Your Japanese Weak Point Figure it out and fix it already

      | Koichi
    7. japan

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

      | Rich
    8. japan

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

      | Adam Ledford
    9. travel

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

      | Mami Suzuki
    10. japanese

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

      | Michael Richey
    11. travel

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

      | Mami Suzuki
    12. 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
    13. 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
    14. japan

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

      | Pia
    15. travel

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

      | Verity Lane
    16. interviews

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

      | Michael Richey and Mami Suzuki
    17. 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
    18. travel

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

      | Mami Suzuki
    19. japan

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

      | Linda Lombardi
    20. travel

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

      | Verity Lane
    21. 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
    22. travel

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

      | Adam Ledford
    23. japanese

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

      | Koichi
    24. japan

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

      | Rich
    25. 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
    26. japan

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

      | Shoko
    27. travel

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

      | Mami Suzuki
    28. japan

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

      | Rich
    29. japan

      Ashigaru – Japan's Overlooked And Underappreciated Warriors They did all the work and samurai got all the credit

      | Nathaniel Edwards
    30. japanese

      Why Reading Japanese Is So Difficult: The First Page Syndrome Why is reading in another language so damn difficult?

      | Koichi
    31. travel

      The Butsudan Altar Drive-Thru As exciting as driving past religious implements can get

      | Mami Suzuki
    32. japan

      What Is a Butsudan? And Why Are People Paying $630,000 for Them? Convenient worship from the comfort of your own home

      | Mami Suzuki
    33. japan

      Jet Program Culture Shock Culture shock can be tough, but understanding it doesn't have to be

      | Michael Richey
    34. japan

      The Books Behind Your Favorite Studio Ghibli Films Where Kiki's deliveries started and how Howl got his castle moving

      | Verity Lane
    35. japan

      Emoji – Japan’s Talking Pictures How Japan changed the way we communicate

      | Kaitlin Stainbrook
    36. japan

      Go to (Japanese) Hells! From Shinto to Buddhist, From Volcanic to Animatronic, There's Something for Everyone in Japanese Hells

      | Verity Lane
    37. japan

      Kappa: Japan's Aquatic, Cucumber-Loving, Booty-Obsessed Yokai If you swim in a Japanese river, be as polite as possible

      | Linda Lombardi
    38. japan

      What To Do After Arriving in Japan on the JET Program: A Checklist Jump start your life on JET

      | Michael Richey
    39. travel

      The Kinugawa Robot Sex Museum Less like robots, more like mannequins

      | Koichi
    40. travel

      Hamamatsu JASDF Air Park and Museum Cosplay as an Air Self-Defense Forces pilot

      | Mami Suzuki
    41. japan

      How To Pack For JET What to pack and, more importantly, what not to pack

      | Michael Richey
    42. japan

      The Secret Japan Air Self-Defense Force Gundam – And Other Stories Will all of our giant flying robot space mech dreams come true?

      | Mami Suzuki