Archive

    1. interviews

      Inside the Japanese TV Industry: An Interview with a TV Salarywoman A former TV news reporter and current TV advertising saleswoman gives us her perspective on the Japanese TV industry

      | Mami Suzuki
    2. reviews

      Short Stories In Japanese A New Penguin Parallel Text

      | Kristen Dexter
    3. interviews

      The Other Side: What Do Japanese College Students Think of English? Thoughts from dedicated English language learning university students from Japan

      | Rudy Barrett
    4. travel

      Tokushima Ramen Festival This ramen's only been around since 1999, and it already has its own festival. That should tell you something.

      | Rich
    5. japan

      Cats in Japanese Art - Printed, Painted, and Sculpted Felines Cat memes from 300 years ago

      | Linda Lombardi
    6. reviews

      A Guide to Reading and Writing Japanese A Comprehensive Guide to the Japanese Writing System

      | Kristen Dexter
    7. japan

      How to Write the JET Program Statement of Purpose Essay The most pivotal part of the JET Program application explained

      | Michael Richey
    8. japan

      Japanese Mushrooms: An Umamitastic World of Endless Flavor The funky fungus full of fresh foodie finesse

      | Adam Ledford
    9. interviews

      A Day in the Life of a Japanese Monk Find out what it's like to be a buddhist monk from dawn till dawn again

      | Mami Suzuki
    10. japan

      The Fabulous World of Japanese Socks! Make your feet - and the rest of you - happy, warm, and fashionable

      | Verity Lane
    11. japan

      How to Apply for the JET Program A step by step guide for your JET application

      | Michael Richey
    12. travel

      Nukumori No Mori: The Ghibli-Inspired Fantasy Village Levels of charm (and cake!) like you wouldn't believe

      | Mami Suzuki
    13. japan

      Rice Cooker History, Features, Futures, and More We sort through the options so you don't have to!

      | Rich
    14. travel

      Fukagawa Edo Museum Get away from the oppression of weather and go back in time to old Edo

      | Linda Lombardi
    15. reviews

      The Kodansha Kanji Usage Guide An A to Z of Kun Homophones

      | Kristen Dexter
    16. japanese

      What Does Baka Mean? Japan’s Most Popular Profanity Calling something dumb, foolish, stupid, lacking, crazy, and more can be done with one magic word

      | Mami Suzuki
    17. japan

      25 Reasons To Join The JET Program (And 8 Reasons Not To) The pros and cons of going on JET

      | Michael Richey
    18. reviews

      An Illustrated Dictionary of Japanese Onomatopoeic Expressions A picture is worth a thousand words - and you get both!

      | Verity Lane
    19. japanese

      Why English Is Hard and Japanese Is Easy And why they both make everyone else want to cry

      | Linda Lombardi
    20. reviews

      Warau Eikaiwa Studying Japanese? Have to laugh so you don't cry.

      | Rich
    21. interviews

      Interview with Sarah Feinerman from Design Festa The Overseas PR Coordinator of Japan's most amazing creative event chats about her work, the Festa, and how to break into the Japanese art world

      | Michael Richey
    22. reviews

      Japanese The Game: The Japanese Learning Card Game Japanese learning for Yu-Gi-Oh! fans. But is it worth $100K?

      | Michael Richey
    23. japan

      The Dragon Ball Training Guide to Self-Improvement How the lessons from Dragon Ball's heroes can help us improve our lives and reach our goals!

      | Rich
    24. reviews

      Exploring Japanese Literature Read Mishima, Tanizaki, and Kawabata

      | Kristen Dexter
    25. interviews

      A Tour of Shueisha, Japan's Largest Manga Publisher Tofugu digs into the wellspring that gave us some of Japan's greatest comics

      | Mami Suzuki
    26. travel

      Kurokawa Onsen - Where I Go To Relax No matter your level of stress, 24 hot springs should take care of it

      | Verity Lane
    27. japan

      Japanese Civic Duty: A Look at the Responsibility of 日本 Returning lost wallets. Keeping streets clean. Japan is the most responsible country in the world, right?

      | Austin
    28. reviews

      How to Sound Intelligent in Japanese A Vocabulary Builder

      | Kristen Dexter
    29. japan

      Kanamara Matsuri: The Irony Behind the Infamous Japanese Penis Festival Katajikenai for reading this

      | Shoko
    30. japanese

      Getting Started with Hokkaido Dialect If you're a small-faced garbage thrower who can't describe the feeling of your underwear, this dialect is for you

      | Verity Lane
    31. travel

      Aka Island - Okinawa's Secluded Paradise Japan's most beautiful--and secluded--diving spot

      | Mami Suzuki
    32. japan

      Safety in Japan: Staying Alert in the World's 'Safest' Country Is Japan as safe as everyone thinks? If not, what can you do to protect yourself?

      | Rich
    33. travel

      Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum Putting the MMmmmmm in MSG

      | Koichi
    34. interviews

      Interview with Araki Joh, the Best Selling Writer of Japan's Most Intoxicating Manga The man behind some of Japan's highest grossing manga and hardest working bartenders

      | Mami Suzuki
    35. travel

      Kiku-Masamune Sake Brewery and Museum A museum jam-packed with history and traditional Japanese alcohol.

      | Rich
    36. japanese

      How to Learn Japanese from Songs A musical journey into Japanese language study

      | Linda Lombardi
    37. japanese

      Japanese Body Parts Vocabulary and Idioms Use your head when talking about your body parts in Japanese

      | Chelsea Bernard
    38. reviews

      Reading Japanese with a Smile Nine Stories from a Japanese Weekly Magazine for Intermediate Learners

      | Kristen Dexter
    39. japan

      Katsuobushi, The Dried Fermented Fish Rock That's in Almost Every Japanese Dish You've Ever Eaten It's not pretty, it's not fresh, it's hard as a rock, and it's what makes Japanese food taste like Japanese food

      | Linda Lombardi
    40. travel

      The Kyoto Taiko Center The best place for tourists to pay to play Japan's traditional drums in Japan's traditional city

      | Erin Grace
    41. japan

      One Foreigner's Story of Becoming a Father in Japan Hospital's different. Language barrier. Wife having baby. What could go wrong?

      | Nathan
    42. reviews

      Jazz Up Your Japanese with Onomatopoeia Beep boop pow meow bop shhhhuuuuupah

      | Kristen Dexter