Archive

    1. travel

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

      | Mami Suzuki
    2. 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
    3. japan

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

      | Michael Richey
    4. japan

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

      | Verity Lane
    5. japan

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

      | Kaitlin Stainbrook
    6. japan

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

      | Verity Lane
    7. japan

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

      | Linda Lombardi
    8. japan

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

      | Michael Richey
    9. travel

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

      | Koichi
    10. travel

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

      | Mami Suzuki
    11. japan

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

      | Michael Richey
    12. 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
    13. japan

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

      | Michael Richey
    14. travel

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

      | Mami Suzuki
    15. 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
    16. reviews

      Short Stories In Japanese A New Penguin Parallel Text

      | Kristen Dexter
    17. interviews

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

      | Rudy Barrett
    18. 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
    19. japan

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

      | Linda Lombardi
    20. reviews

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

      | Kristen Dexter
    21. japan

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

      | Michael Richey
    22. japan

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

      | Adam Ledford
    23. 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
    24. japan

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

      | Verity Lane
    25. japan

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

      | Michael Richey
    26. travel

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

      | Mami Suzuki
    27. japan

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

      | Rich
    28. travel

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

      | Linda Lombardi
    29. reviews

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

      | Kristen Dexter
    30. 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
    31. japan

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

      | Michael Richey
    32. reviews

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

      | Verity Lane
    33. japanese

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

      | Linda Lombardi
    34. reviews

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

      | Rich
    35. 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
    36. reviews

      Japanese The Game: The Japanese Learning Card Game Japanese learning for Yu-Gi-Oh! fans. But is it worth $100K?

      | Michael Richey
    37. japan

      The Dragon Ball Training Guide to Self-Improvement How the lessons from Dragon Ball's heroes can help us improve our lives and reach our goals!

      | Rich
    38. reviews

      Exploring Japanese Literature Read Mishima, Tanizaki, and Kawabata

      | Kristen Dexter
    39. interviews

      A Tour of Shueisha, Japan's Largest Manga Publisher Tofugu digs into the wellspring that gave us some of Japan's greatest comics

      | Mami Suzuki
    40. travel

      Kurokawa Onsen - Where I Go To Relax No matter your level of stress, 24 hot springs should take care of it

      | Verity Lane
    41. japan

      Japanese Civic Duty: A Look at the Responsibility of 日本 Returning lost wallets. Keeping streets clean. Japan is the most responsible country in the world, right?

      | Austin
    42. reviews

      How to Sound Intelligent in Japanese A Vocabulary Builder

      | Kristen Dexter