The Nail That Sticks Up . . .


If you've read much about Japan, then you've probably come across the saying “出る釘は打たれる” or, in Inglés, “The nail that sticks out gets hammered down.” People usually use this saying to make a point … [Read more...]

The Pitfalls of Kanji Tattoos


There are tons of cliches when it comes to tattoos. Everybody knows the tramp stamp, tribal and sailor tattoos; but one in particular interests those learning Japanese: kanji tattoos. Over the years, it seems like … [Read more...]