Communicating Without Talking


People like to ooh and aah about the differences between Japanese culture and their own. A few things in particular—language, food, history—are usually the first things catch peoples attention. The biggest differences … [Read more...]

6 Unusual Museums in Japan


In most major cities of the world, you'll find large, prestigious museums: the Museum of Natural History in New York City; the Louvre in Paris; the Smithsonian museums in Washington D.C. Then there are more offbeat, … [Read more...]

Ugly Logo Contest Winners


Last week, we kicked off a contest, mainly for my own amusement, to see who could create the ugliest version of the beloved Tofugu mascot. The prize was a free copy of Japanese, an iOS app that includes a Japanese-English … [Read more...]