Archive

    1. reviews

      Tonoharu Part Three After Six Years, the Trilogy is Complete

      | Carla Sinclair
    2. japan

      Making Your JET Program Recontracting Decision Should you stay or should you go now?

      | Michael Richey
    3. japan

      The 13 Best Japanese Horror Films Tofugu handpicks the very best of Japan's horror cinema

      | Michael Richey, Rich, and Kaitlin Stainbrook
    4. japanese

      Dajare: 13 Types of Japanese Puns And How to Use Them to Practice Japanese

      | Jack
    5. japanese

      Your Step-by-Step Jikoshoukai Guide Learn the basics, practice, and create an advanced Japanese self-introduction

      | Mami Suzuki and Michael Richey
    6. interviews

      The JET Program Senpai Triple Interview Throwdown 23 Things You Want To Know About Life on JET Answered by Alumni

      | Michael Richey
    7. japan

      English Bulletin Board Ideas for JET Program ALTs Everything you need to know about making the best English boards your school has ever seen

      | Sandra
    8. japanese

      The Meaning of Itadakimasu And How It Reduces Food Waste

      | Mami Suzuki
    9. travel

      Kagaya Izakaya: Frog is Stranger Than Fiction In ten years, this tiny basement izakaya is our first, and only, perfect score.

      | Koichi
    10. japan

      Japan’s Doujinshi Culture Of Creativity Through Theft And The Monster Trying To Destroy It

      | Rich and Michael Richey
    11. japan

      26 Etiquette Rules Every English Teacher in Japan Should Know Japanese etiquette and customs that help you become part of the team

      | Michael Richey
    12. reviews

      The Six Month Long Doki Doki Crate Review So...many...cute items. Can't...look away!

      | Michael Richey
    13. japan

      Higuchi Ichiyō: Badass Women in Japanese History Uncompromising and fearless, she returned Japanese literature to its classical roots

      | Kristen Dexter
    14. reviews

      Japan Crate: The Definitive Six-Month Long Review We ate 10.59 lbs and $180 worth of Japanese candy so you don't have to

      | Michael Richey
    15. reviews

      Japanese Tattoos | History • Culture • Design by Brian Ashcraft and Hori Benny

      | Michael Richey
    16. japan

      How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Being Otaku Answering questions of identity and fandom in Japan and beyond

      | Rich
    17. japanese

      How to Type in Japanese (And Fun Characters Too!) Getting the most out of your Japanese Keyboard

      | Kristen Dexter
    18. japanese

      Chibi: The Japanese Word That's Cute And Offensive The origins, the offensive, and the otaku

      | Mami Suzuki
    19. japanese

      How to Install a Japanese Keyboard On Apple, Windows, Computers, Phones, You name it!

      | Kristen Dexter
    20. japan

      Wabi-Sabi and Understanding Japan A philosophy and aesthetic as worldview

      | Jack
    21. japanese

      27 Hiragana Charts: Stroke Order, Practice, Mnemonics, and More Find the method, style, and approach that works for you.

      | Koichi
    22. japanese

      「『The Art Of、 Japanese Punctuation〜。』」!? 【】〜【】〜【】〜【】〜【】〜【】〜【】

      | Koichi and Kristen Dexter
    23. japan

      Chindogu: The Unuseless Inventions of Kenji Kawakami The inventions that you could almost see yourself using...almost.

      | Michael Richey
    24. japanese

      The "Hiragana Mnemonics Chart," by Tofugu Yet another hiragana chart to put on your bathroom wall

      | Koichi
    25. japan

      Japanese Sign Language and Being Deaf in Japan Improve your Japanese and learn something new at the same time!

      | Kaitlin Stainbrook, Rochelle, and Kristen Dexter
    26. japanese

      Tsundere: Understanding Anime’s Obsessions with the Cold/Warm Archetype Also kuudere, dandere, yandere, and every other type of ~dere

      | Mami Suzuki
    27. reviews

      Put on your Suit and Tie, it's Time to Go to Ice Cream Work An tasty art/story book by Japanese artist Naoshi

      | Michael Richey
    28. reviews

      The Definitive Genki Textbook Review The quintessential review for the quintessential Japanese textbook

      | Michael Richey
    29. japan

      Bowing in Japan Everything you've ever wanted to know about how to bow, and how not to bow, in Japan.

      | Mami Suzuki
    30. japanese

      Tsundoku: Japan's Word for 'Books You Buy But Don't Read' I swear, I'll totally read this book soon.

      | Koichi
    31. japanese

      Japanese Onomatopoeia: The Definitive Guide Everything and anything there is to know about those weird sounds you keep hearing

      | Kristen Dexter
    32. japan

      Okonomiyaki – Japanese Soul Food at Its Finest Osaka and Hiroshima represent

      | Michael Richey and Mami Suzuki
    33. interviews

      Meet The World's Only Hamburger Idol Group: Hamburgirl Z If you love song and dance that reminds you of hamburgers, look no further

      | Mami Suzuki
    34. japanese

      Why Do Japanese People Say Moshi Moshi on the Phone? And other ways to answer the telephone in Japanese

      | Michael Richey
    35. japan

      The Gay of the Samurai All About Homosexuality, Buddhist Monks, Samurai, and The Tokugawa Middle Class

      | Koichi
    36. interviews

      The Day I Met a Japanese Superhero An interview with Rapi:tldier, the cyborg hero who protects Osaka with the power of an express train

      | Mami Suzuki
    37. travel

      Aburaya - The Original Edo Period Inn in Haibara, Nara Exactly as it was over 300 years ago

      | Mami Suzuki
    38. japanese

      The Ultimate Guide to Citing Japanese Sources Everything you need to know about properly giving credit in Japanese

      | Kristen Dexter
    39. japan

      The Best Teaching Resources for Superstar JET Program ALTs All the best places to find lesson plans, worksheets, games, songs, media, and more for your English classes

      | Michael Richey
    40. travel

      Takeda Castle A beautiful sight in any season, at any time

      | Mami Suzuki
    41. interviews

      I'm an Idol Otaku (and Proud of It) Absolutely everything you'd ever want to know about the idol otaku lifestyle

      | Mami Suzuki and Koichi
    42. japanese

      Japanese Fluency Is A Race To Make The Most Mistakes Will you make it to the finish line?

      | Koichi