Archive

    1. interviews

      Story in my Hands – GAKUTEN Artist Spotlight An interview with an artisan who makes food and furniture fit for mice

      | Michael Richey
    2. travel

      CLAMP COFFEE SARASA - Fresh Roasted Coffee in Kyoto Cozy atmosphere, rustic decor, and bacon cake

      | Mami Suzuki
    3. interviews

      Interview with Japanese Let's Play Gamers Anijya and Otojya Doumo Minnasan Ohakonbannichiwa. Omataseshimashita.

      | Koichi
    4. reviews

      Nihongo Sō-Matome JLPT Study Guide Series

      | Rich
    5. japanese

      Japanese Loanword Phonology For when you've read the same katakana word over 10 times and still can't decipher it

      | Linda Lombardi
    6. travel

      Nara's Gorgeous Flower-Filled Hasedera Temple Come for the flowers, stay for the eleven-faced deity

      | Mami Suzuki
    7. japanese

      The Meaning Of 国 Ask not what your kuni can do for you, but what the heck is a kuni anyway?

      | Adam Ledford
    8. travel

      Riding The World's Shortest Escalator: The Puchicalator The shortest amount of fun we've ever had

      | Koichi
    9. japan

      Japanese Smoking Manners Posters Go ahead and smoke but don't be a jerk about it

      | Verity Lane
    10. japan

      Why the Japanese Countryside Is Emptying And what's being done to fix it

      | Austin
    11. japan

      Choosing the Best Yokai Books for You So many monsters, so many books... but we've got your back

      | Linda Lombardi
    12. reviews

      Breaking into Japanese Literature Seven Modern Classics in Parallel Text

      | Kristen Dexter
    13. reviews

      Japanese from Zero! 1: Progressive Edition The perfect Japanese textbook for young learners.

      | Michael Richey
    14. japan

      The Power of Japanese Math Discover the heart behind Japan's love for and excellence in math

      | Verity Lane
    15. reviews

      Kodansha International's Bilingual Books Series Practice your Japanese and become a better translator

      | Kristen Dexter
    16. japanese

      The Ghibli Dictionary: Learning Japanese from Ghibli Films Learn Japanese with John Lasseter's favorite anime

      | Stephen
    17. japan

      Don't Get Sued! Libel, Slander, and Defamation Laws in Japan Be careful what you print, even if it's true

      | Kaitlin Stainbrook
    18. japan

      Let's Nabe! A Beginner's Guide to Japanese Hot Pot Cooking Get ready to eat the most warm, comforting, fun, and easy to prepare meal you'll ever have.

      | Verity Lane
    19. japan

      How to View Japanese Swords Learn to appreciate one the world's coolest art forms

      | Nathan
    20. reviews

      Read Real Japanese: Essays and Fiction Essays and Short Stories by Contemporary Writers

      | Kristen Dexter
    21. japan

      Japan's Wild Boar Problem How inoshishi, despite their cuteness, are ruining Japan

      | Adam Ledford
    22. japan

      Tokyo Travel Tips for the Neurotic Don't sweat the small stuff, we've got your back.

      | Linda Lombardi
    23. japanese

      The Wonderful World of Kaomoji (☝ ՞ਊ ՞)=☞)՞ਊ ՞)(≼⓪≽⋌⋚⋛⋋≼⓪≽)

      | Koichi
    24. japan

      Japan’s Sacrificial Lamb – The Okinawa Military Base Controversy A recent election brings Okinawa's outrage with US military presence to the forefront once again.

      | Rich
    25. japan

      JET Program Interview: The Definitive Guide To Passing You've got the interview. Follow this guide to success.

      | Michael Richey
    26. reviews

      Making Sense of Japanese What the Textbooks Don't Tell You

      | Kristen Dexter
    27. japan

      Japonism: How Japan Shaped Modern Art An art history crash course revealing the Japanese influence on Western art movements.

      | Matthew Macewan
    28. reviews

      Hiroaki Sato's Legends of the Samurai If you're an English speaking samurai nerd, this book is made for you. The rest might need more motivation.

      | Rich
    29. japan

      Showa Shinzan Yukigassen Tournament: The World's Scariest Snowball Fight? And here you thought that snowball fights were fun and not painful.

      | Koichi
    30. japan

      Tanuki: The Canine Yokai with Gigantic Balls Not a badger, not a raccoon, and keep your eye on that teapot...

      | Linda Lombardi
    31. travel

      Tokyo's Pop-Up Toy and Candy Shops: Kashiya Yokochou Edoya Relive your childhood or, if you are a child, just live

      | Mami Suzuki
    32. interviews

      Interview with Ken Taya, aka Enfu, the Master of Japanamericana Enfu talks with us about video game creation, the psyche behind Japanese art, and his thoughts on Big Hero 6

      | Michael Richey
    33. travel

      Meguro Gajoen's Million Dollar Toilet Room When you want to know how Scrooge McDuck feels when he urinates. tags: meguro gajoen

      | Mami Suzuki
    34. japanese

      Why Quantity, Not Quality, Makes You Fluent In Japanese Sometimes you just have to let go to make progress.

      | Koichi
    35. travel

      Mori Otani Pottery Studio Rich with history and hands-on experiences.

      | Rich
    36. japan

      Surviving Japan's Medical System Going to the hospital is never easy. Now do it in a foreign country.

      | Verity Lane
    37. travel

      SUMO Wrestling at Ryogoku-Kokugikan Sumo wrestling at its finest. The most popular place to see sumo is also the best.

      | Mami Suzuki
    38. japan

      Ken Takakura and Bunta Sugawara: The Death of Yakuza Cinema Tofugu pays tributes to two titans of the Japanese film industry.

      | Rich
    39. japan

      Japanese Horror Fiction: Emotions Unearthed Playing your emotions like a skeleton plays his ribcage like a xylophone.

      | Rudy Barrett
    40. reviews

      Great Teacher Onizuka Drama (2012) Of all the GTOs, is this the G-est?

      | Rich
    41. japan

      Japan’s Dependence on China’s Unsafe Food How to protect yourself from China's food safety meltdown.

      | Rich
    42. japan

      Michi No Eki: Japanese Stamp Rally in Hokkaido Gotta Stamp 'Em All!

      | Verity Lane