Archive

    1. How to Spice up Your ALT Lessons with the Nine Intelligences A new strategy for English teaching in Japan

      | Rich
    2. 10 Not-Japanese Foods Lost in Translation So close… yet so far

      | Laguna Levine
    3. Kamaboko - A Pureed Fish Cake Fit For Celebration The cake that can swim

      | Mami Suzuki
    4. Bishounen Girl meets boy, boy likes girl, girl meets girl-like-boy…

      | Sanford
    5. The Japanese Name Satou And Its Rise To #1 If you're family name is Satou, congratulations! You're the greatest

      | Mami Suzuki
    6. Abenomics 3 Arrows Explained Finally you can understand what's going on inside Abe's head

      | Austin
    7. The Cicadas' Song Japan’s Summer Soundtrack

      | Rich
    8. Komainu: The History of Japan’s Mythical Lion Dogs On your roof, guarding your shrine, and kicking kaiju butt

      | Adam Ledford
    9. A Long History of Japanese Names Where did all these names come from?

      | Mami Suzuki
    10. Kitsune: The Divine/Evil Fox Yokai A 50/50 chance you'll live

      | Linda Lombardi
    11. The Delicious Road: a Japanese Dessert Journey A north to south sweets expedition

      | Matthew Macewan
    12. Becoming a Child in Japan Learning Through Curiosity and Humility

      | Laguna Levine
    13. Top 10 REAL Pokemon You Can Find in Japan! Catch 'em all for realsies

      | Rudy Barrett
    14. How "Cow Poop" Became A Real-Life Japanese Family Name Looks good on a family crest

      | Mami Suzuki
    15. Origami for Kids Improving Children's Minds One Fold at a Time

      | Rich
    16. The Road to Understanding Japanese Pottery A road made of bricks, which also used to be made like pottery!

      | Matthew Macewan
    17. Ghibli’s Uncertain Future, Post-Miyazaki Marnie, Goro, CGI, oh my!

      | Shoko
    18. Onigiri: The Rice Ball Perfectly seasoned, a pop of flavor from the filling, warm or cold, always delicious.

      | Sanford
    19. Murasaki Shikibu: Badass Women in Japanese History The World's First Novelist was - That's Right - A Heian Poet

      | Chelsea Bernard
    20. Peace and Japan How Japan Got Militarized. Again.

      | Austin
    21. Let's All Get NAKED! Onsen and Body Image Don't Be Shy, Jump In!

      | Verity Lane
    22. The Ryukyu King And His Fantastic 1-Year-Long Parade A tribute mission for the ages

      | Adam Ledford
    23. 10 of Hello Kitty's Most DISTANT Relatives Sanrio characters are too dull or too weird

      | Michael Richey
    24. The Social History of Ramen Slurp slurp slurp some knowledge

      | Linda Lombardi
    25. Five Ways To Experience Japan Without Leaving Home Because not everyone can afford to leave town

      | Jessica Shortz
    26. Kato Kiyomasa and the Hosokawa Lords of Kumamoto

      | Adam Ledford
    27. A Crash Course in Japanese Poetry Japanese Poetry is like a Deep, Deep Ocean - Take That First Leap Here!

      | Jessica Shortz
    28. Namahage: Akita’s New Year’s Ogre The awesome tradition of scaring kids into a year of good behavior

      | Kristen Dexter
    29. How To Shoot A Samurai Film At Toei Uzumasa Eigamura

      | Mami Suzuki
    30. Mastering the ALT Self-Intro Class Learn to introduce yourself to classrooms full of Japanese kids.

      | Verity Lane
    31. Surviving Sports Festival Undoukai in Japanese Schools

      | Rich
    32. Top Ten Real Life Kaiju of Japan Don't get stomped on

      | Rudy Barrett
    33. Karuta: Gotta Catch 'Em All! An old Japanese Card game brought into the Light

      | Chelsea Bernard
    34. Mimikaki: Ear Cleaning and Romance in Japan Of Love and Earwax

      | Rich
    35. Takarazuka's Crossdressing Starlets Beauties That May Just Be Better Than Real Men

      | Aimee Zink
    36. The Many Japanese Calendars And the Ways Japan Tells Time

      | Kristen Dexter
    37. Is Japan Really Conservative? You can't do this, you can't do that... or can you?

      | Austin
    38. More Than Gaijin Specific Ethnic Groups Living in Japan

      | Laguna Levine
    39. Meet the Ogasawara Islands! The Ogasawara Islands speak out

      | Matthew Macewan
    40. Noboru Iguchi: Master of Movie Mayhem Japan's master of Schlock

      | Rudy Barrett
    41. Rice: The Crop That Sparked the Tokugawa Miracle In the beginning... there was rice!

      | Christina Trouten
    42. Special Education on Japanese Special Education Resources for the Handicapped

      | Laguna Levine