The Economics Of Marriage Hunting


Kekkon Katsudou (結婚活動), most commonly referred to as “konkatsu” (婚活) for short, is perhaps the most dangerous hunts of them all... that hunt of course being “marriage hunting.” The Japanese construct of actively and … [Read more...]

A Dog’s Life, Japan


Nowadays, people see their dogs as part of their family, and they treat them - and spend on them - accordingly. There’s day care, organic food, health insurance, personalized birthday cakes... it all makes some people … [Read more...]

“My Social Marathon”


Editor's Note: Since Austin wrote about what it's like being East Asian while living in Japan, I thought it was appropriate to follow it up with Lenna's experience joining a club at her university and what she had to go … [Read more...]