Archive

    1. japan

      Queen Himiko: Badass Women in Japanese History The people loved her. The gods loved her. 8th century historians didn't love her.

      | Chelsea Bernard
    2. videos

      A Visual History Of The "Kitsune" Watch this so you don't get tricked.

      | Michael Richey
    3. japan

      A Japanese Citizen Studying "Abroad" in Her Own Country Japanese by birth. Fluent in Japanese. Living in Japan will be easy, right?

      | Shoko
    4. travel

      Tonkatsu Shimizu, Kyoto's Rakugaki Bar Scrawl your highs and woes all over the walls then drown them in pork and alcohol

      | Mami Suzuki
    5. japan

      Anime's Great Deception – The Difference Between Anime and Cartoons Warning: reading this may forever change your perception of anime

      | Rich
    6. japan

      Ashigaru – Japan's Overlooked And Underappreciated Warriors They did all the work and samurai got all the credit

      | Nathaniel Edwards
    7. japanese

      Why Reading Japanese Is So Difficult: The First Page Syndrome Why is reading in another language so damn difficult?

      | Koichi
    8. travel

      The Butsudan Alter Drive-Thru As exciting as driving past religious implements can get

      | Mami Suzuki
    9. japan

      What Is a Butsudan? And Why Are People Paying $630,000 for Them? Convenient worship from the comfort of your own home

      | Mami Suzuki
    10. japan

      Jet Program Culture Shock Culture shock can be tough, but understanding it doesn't have to be

      | Michael Richey
    11. japan

      The Books Behind Your Favorite Studio Ghibli Films Where Kiki's deliveries started and how Howl got his castle moving

      | Verity Lane
    12. japan

      Emoji – Japan’s Talking Pictures How Japan changed the way we communicate

      | Kaitlin Stainbrook
    13. japan

      Go to (Japanese) Hells! From Shinto to Buddhist, From Volcanic to Animatronic, There's Something for Everyone in Japanese Hells

      | Verity Lane
    14. japan

      Kappa: Japan's Aquatic, Cucumber-Loving, Booty-Obsessed Yokai If you swim in a Japanese river, be as polite as possible

      | Linda Lombardi
    15. japan

      What To Do After Arriving in Japan on the JET Program: A Checklist Jump start your life on JET

      | Michael Richey
    16. travel

      The Kinugawa Robot Sex Museum Less like robots, more like mannequins

      | Koichi
    17. travel

      Hamamatsu JASDF Air Park and Museum Cosplay as an Air Self-Defense Forces pilot

      | Mami Suzuki
    18. japan

      How To Pack For JET What to pack and, more importantly, what not to pack

      | Michael Richey
    19. japan

      The Secret Japan Air Self-Defense Force Gundam – And Other Stories Will all of our giant flying robot space mech dreams come true?

      | Mami Suzuki
    20. japan

      The Post JET Acceptance Checklist The forms you need to fill out and the people you need to talk to

      | Michael Richey
    21. travel

      Aton Toy Museum: 30,000 Vintage Toys in Nara More Showa-Era toys than you can shake a stick at

      | Mami Suzuki
    22. interviews

      Inside the Japanese TV Industry: An Interview with a TV Salarywoman A former TV news reporter and current TV advertising saleswoman gives us her perspective on the Japanese TV industry

      | Mami Suzuki
    23. reviews

      Short Stories In Japanese A New Penguin Parallel Text

      | Kristen Dexter
    24. interviews

      The Other Side: What Do Japanese College Students Think of English? Thoughts from dedicated English language learning university students from Japan

      | Rudy Barrett
    25. travel

      Tokushima Ramen Festival This ramen's only been around since 1999, and it already has its own festival. That should tell you something.

      | Rich
    26. japan

      Cats in Japanese Art - Printed, Painted, and Sculpted Felines Cat memes from 300 years ago

      | Linda Lombardi
    27. reviews

      A Guide to Reading and Writing Japanese A Comprehensive Guide to the Japanese Writing System

      | Kristen Dexter
    28. japan

      How to Write the JET Program Statement of Purpose Essay The most pivotal part of the JET Program application explained

      | Michael Richey
    29. japan

      Japanese Mushrooms: An Umamitastic World of Endless Flavor The funky fungus full of fresh foodie finesse

      | Adam Ledford
    30. interviews

      A Day in the Life of a Japanese Monk Find out what it's like to be a buddhist monk from dawn till dawn again

      | Mami Suzuki
    31. japan

      The Fabulous World of Japanese Socks! Make your feet - and the rest of you - happy, warm, and fashionable

      | Verity Lane
    32. japan

      How to Apply for the JET Program A step by step guide for your JET application

      | Michael Richey
    33. travel

      Nukumori No Mori: The Ghibli-Inspired Fantasy Village Levels of charm (and cake!) like you wouldn't believe

      | Mami Suzuki
    34. japan

      Rice Cooker History, Features, Futures, and More We sort through the options so you don't have to!

      | Rich
    35. travel

      Fukagawa Edo Museum Get away from the oppression of weather and go back in time to old Edo

      | Linda Lombardi
    36. reviews

      The Kodansha Kanji Usage Guide An A to Z of Kun Homophones

      | Kristen Dexter
    37. japanese

      What Does Baka Mean? Japan’s Most Popular Profanity Calling something dumb, foolish, stupid, lacking, crazy, and more can be done with one magic word

      | Mami Suzuki
    38. japan

      25 Reasons To Join The JET Program (And 8 Reasons Not To) The pros and cons of going on JET

      | Michael Richey
    39. reviews

      An Illustrated Dictionary of Japanese Onomatopoeic Expressions A picture is worth a thousand words - and you get both!

      | Verity Lane
    40. japanese

      Why English Is Hard and Japanese Is Easy And why they both make everyone else want to cry

      | Linda Lombardi
    41. reviews

      Warau Eikaiwa Studying Japanese? Have to laugh so you don't cry.

      | Rich
    42. interviews

      Interview with Sarah Feinerman from Design Festa The Overseas PR Coordinator of Japan's most amazing creative event chats about her work, the Festa, and how to break into the Japanese art world

      | Michael Richey