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    Michael Richey

    Michael
    Richey

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    Michael is an editor/YouTubeman at Tofugu. He grew up in Charlotte, NC and studied writing and film production at North Carolina School of the Arts. After college, he lived in Hikone, Shiga in Japan for two years on the JET Program. In his spare time, Michael studies Japanese, plays Famicom, and overanalyzes movies. He is the current president of JETAA Portland.

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    14 Art/Photography Published

    2016-12-06 Womansword
    2016-12-02 18 Questions for Professional Japanese Poetry Translator, Sally Ito
    2016-11-29 Are You An Echo?
    2016-08-23 The Six Month Long Doki Doki Crate Review
    2016-07-19 Japan Crate: The Definitive Six-Month Long Review
    2015-11-11 Put on your Suit and Tie, it's Time to Go to Ice Cream Work
    2015-11-03 The Definitive Genki Textbook Review
    2015-08-25 A Geek In Japan
    2015-05-07 An Illustrated Dictionary of Japanese Onomatopoeic Expressions
    2015-02-26 Japanese from Zero! 1: Progressive Edition
    2014-11-20 Japanese for Travelers
    2014-11-12 Kawaii Box - The Tofugu Review
    2014-10-29 Japanese the Manga Way
    2014-10-23 Japanese Respect Language

    67 Articles Published

    2016-12-02 18 Questions for Professional Japanese Poetry Translator, Sally Ito
    2016-11-29 Are You An Echo?
    2016-11-11 Pocky Day: Celebrating Japan's Favorite Stick Snack
    2016-11-01 Making Your JET Program Recontracting Decision
    2016-10-25 The 13 Best Japanese Horror Films
    2016-10-11 Your Step-by-Step Jikoshoukai Guide
    2016-10-04 The JET Program Senpai Triple Interview Throwdown
    2016-09-06 Japan’s Doujinshi Culture Of Creativity Through Theft
    2016-08-30 26 Etiquette Rules Every English Teacher in Japan Should Know
    2016-08-23 The Six Month Long Doki Doki Crate Review
    2016-07-19 Japan Crate: The Definitive Six-Month Long Review
    2016-07-07 Japanese Tattoos | History • Culture • Design
    2016-03-14 Chindogu: The Unuseless Inventions of Kenji Kawakami
    2015-11-11 Put on your Suit and Tie, it's Time to Go to Ice Cream Work
    2015-11-03 The Definitive Genki Textbook Review
    2015-10-22 Japanese Bows: The Senrei
    2015-10-22 Japanese Bows: The Futsurei / Keirei
    2015-10-22 Japanese Bows: The Eshaku
    2015-10-08 Okonomiyaki – Japanese Soul Food at Its Finest
    2015-10-02 Why Do Japanese People Say Moshi Moshi on the Phone?
    2015-09-08 Tofugu Eats: Japanese Beef Tongue Jerky
    2015-09-04 How to Apply to the JET Program (Tips on the Most Important Part)
    2015-09-03 The Best Teaching Resources for Superstar JET Program ALTs
    2015-08-31 Japanese Fluency Is Just a Race to See Who Can Make the Most Mistakes First
    2015-08-28 Tofugu Eats: Mandarin Orange Flavored Potato Chips
    2015-08-26 20 Differences Between Japanese and Western Schools
    2015-08-21 How to Tell if you're at a Temple or a Shrine
    2015-08-19 JET Program Survival Resources
    2015-08-17 Using "Interleaving" With Your Japanese
    2015-08-14 Where to Find Nuts in Japan
    2015-08-10 An Effective Hack For Learning Japanese Vocabulary
    2015-08-07 Ask Japan: "What is Honne & Tatemae?"
    2015-08-03 JET Program Japanese Study: Setting Yourself Up for Success
    2015-07-31 A Visual History Of The "Kappa"
    2015-07-21 Fixing Your Japanese Weakpoint(s)
    2015-07-20 Japanese Fluency Is Just Making Connections
    2015-07-20 Interview with Chiptune Musician TORIENA
    2015-07-17 A Visual History Of Emoji
    2015-07-10 Ask Japan: "How Scary Is The Number Four?"
    2015-07-04 A Visual History Of The "Kitsune"
    2015-06-23 Jet Program Culture Shock
    2015-06-15 What To Do After Arriving in Japan on the JET Program: A Checklist
    2015-06-10 How To Pack For JET
    2015-06-05 The Post JET Acceptance Checklist
    2015-05-25 How to Write the JET Program Statement of Purpose Essay
    2015-05-19 How to Apply for the JET Program
    2015-05-08 25 Reasons To Join The JET Program (And 8 Reasons Not To)
    2015-05-04 Interview with Sarah Feinerman from Design Festa
    2015-05-01 Japanese The Game: The Japanese Learning Card Game
    2015-03-23 Story in my Hands – GAKUTEN Artist Spotlight
    2015-02-26 Japanese from Zero! 1: Progressive Edition
    2015-02-10 JET Program Interview: The Definitive Guide To Passing
    2015-01-28 Interview with Ken Taya, aka Enfu, the Master of Japanamericana
    2014-12-10 Abenomics Paradise
    2014-12-09 Influent: The Virtual Language Memory Palace
    2014-10-29 Japanese the Manga Way
    2014-10-23 Photography in Japan: 1853-1912
    2014-08-12 10 of Hello Kitty's Most DISTANT Relatives
    2014-07-01 Mr. Heavy Metal: An Interview with Marty Friedman
    2014-06-10 Three Times Mighty Nintendo Sold Out
    2014-04-09 Anime Before It Was "Anime"
    2014-03-27 Why Japan No Longer Dominates The Video Game Industry
    2014-03-17 What to Do When You're Placed in a Bad School
    2014-02-07 Japanese Super Sentai vs American Power Rangers: A Look Back
    2014-01-15 Lars Martinson: Tofugu Talks To The Creator of Tonoharu
    2013-12-09 The Secret Behind Hello Kitty's Blank Face
    2013-11-25 Hiroshi Yamauchi: The Very Non-Whimsical Willy Wonka Of Nintendo