Archive

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

      | Michael Richey
    2. Cats in Japanese Art - Printed, Painted, and Sculpted Felines Cat memes from 300 years ago

      | Linda Lombardi
    3. How to Write the JET Program Statement of Purpose Essay The most pivotal part of the JET Program application explained

      | Michael Richey
    4. Japanese Mushrooms: An Umamitastic World of Endless Flavor The funky fungus full of fresh foodie finesse

      | Adam Ledford
    5. The Fabulous World of Japanese Socks! Make your feet - and the rest of you - happy, warm, and fashionable

      | Verity Lane
    6. How to Apply for the JET Program A step by step guide for your JET application

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

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

      | Michael Richey
    9. 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
    10. 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
    11. Kanamara Matsuri: The Irony Behind the Infamous Japanese Penis Festival Katajikenai for reading this

      | Shoko
    12. Safety in Japan: Staying Alert in the World's 'Safest' Country Is Japan as safe as everyone thinks? If not, what can you do to protect yourself?

      | Rich
    13. Katsuobushi, The Dried Fermented Fish Rock That's in Almost Every Japanese Dish You've Ever Eaten It's not pretty, it's not fresh, it's hard as a rock, and it's what makes Japanese food taste like Japanese food

      | Linda Lombardi
    14. One Foreigner's Story of Becoming a Father in Japan Hospital's different. Language barrier. Wife having baby. What could go wrong?

      | Nathan
    15. Examining the Japanese Work Ethic So how much does Japan ganbaru anyway?

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

      | Verity Lane
    17. Why the Japanese Countryside Is Emptying And what's being done to fix it

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

      | Linda Lombardi
    19. The Power of Japanese Math Discover the heart behind Japan's love for and excellence in math

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

      | Kaitlin Stainbrook
    21. 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
    22. How to View Japanese Swords Learn to appreciate one the world's coolest art forms

      | Nathan
    23. Japan's Wild Boar Problem How inoshishi, despite their cuteness, are ruining Japan

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

      | Linda Lombardi
    25. 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
    26. JET Program Interview: The Definitive Guide To Passing You've got the interview. Follow this guide to success.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      | Rich
    34. Michi No Eki: Japanese Stamp Rally in Hokkaido Gotta Stamp 'Em All!

      | Verity Lane
    35. Christians in Kyushu: A History How Jesus was introduced, accepted, and ousted from Japan

      | Adam Ledford
    36. Amezaiku: Japanese Candy Creatures Born from Sugar and Fire Fun to eat. Fun to watch getting made before you eat.

      | Linda Lombardi
    37. An Exclusive Interview with the Seikan Tunnel Stations Made possible by imagination and viewers like you

      | Matthew Macewan
    38. Wined, Dined, Brined, and Intestined: Acquiring a Taste for Japanese Delicacies Would you eat these if we... triple dog dared you?!

      | Verity Lane
    39. Spiders in Japan: The Tiniest Kaiju The Natural Predators of Mothra

      | Adam Ledford
    40. Bushido: Way of Total Bullshit Everything Tom Cruise taught you about samurai is wrong

      | Rich
    41. Beauty is in the Language of the Beholder Beautiful words for a beautiful time

      | Chelsea Bernard
    42. Atari, Hane, and Monkey Jumps How to Play Go

      | Nathaniel Edwards