Editorial

Facing Facts: The Secret Behind Hello Kitty’s Blank Face

I don't remember my first encounter with Hello Kitty. I have memories of being aware of her existence sometime in the late nineties, but there was no memorable first meeting. For me, Kitty-chan was neither here nor there. … [Read more...]

What I Learned About Learning Japanese From Spending 3 Weeks In Taiwan

My (friend's) wedding / (my) vacation time in Taiwan has come to a close, and while these three weeks have been a lot of fun, they've also been very educational as well. You see, I wanted to attempt to remember what it's … [Read more...]

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Major in Japanese (and 2 You Might Consider It)

I hate to be the one to break it to you, but majoring in Japanese might just be the worst thing you can do for your career. Sure you love Japanese and majoring in the language seems like the perfect way to spend your years … [Read more...]