Archive

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

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

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

      | Kaitlin Stainbrook
    4. 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
    5. How to View Japanese Swords Learn to appreciate one the world's coolest art forms

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

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

      | Linda Lombardi
    8. 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
    9. JET Program Interview: The Definitive Guide To Passing You've got the interview. Follow this guide to success.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      | Nathaniel Edwards
    26. Megane Culture: Japan’s Love Affair with Glasses They reflect who you are on the inside and look super cute with that outfit.

      | Sanford
    27. Rascal’s Secret Plan: the Raccoon Invasion of Japan How one children's anime brought about the Araigumapocalypse.

      | Matthew Macewan
    28. The Unwritten Rules Of Job-Hunting In Japan The nail that sticks out doesn't get the job

      | Mami Suzuki
    29. Invasion of the Species Beetles, vines, and seaweed! Oh my!

      | Adam Ledford
    30. Halloween in Japan How Japan Made Halloween Their Own… Then Ruined It For Everybody

      | Mami Suzuki
    31. How to Find a Job in Japan as a Foreign Exchange Student Work it out!

      | Austin
    32. Who’s that Pokémon? Yōkai Edition! No Silph Scope Required

      | Kristen Dexter
    33. The Skeletal Structure of Japanese Horror Fiction Digging into the Guts of Japanese Folklore

      | Rudy Barrett
    34. Over a Thousand Years of Service: Japan’s Oldest Businesses Reign Supreme(ly Old) Where Tokugawa Ieyasu stayed and where the Meiji Empress ordered her mochi

      | Linda Lombardi
    35. Japanese Seaweed! There is More Than One Seaweed on the Menu!

      | Adam Ledford
    36. Shunga: Japan's Ancient Erotica This article is totally NSFW

      | Rich
    37. The Minabe-Cho Government And The Rise Of Umeboshi Fascism Onigiri-only umeboshi

      | Mami Suzuki
    38. Japanese Legal Loopholes How Japan Looks Innocent While Breaking the Law

      | Rudy Barrett
    39. Japan's Three Climates A Virtual Journey Through the Wilds of Japan

      | Matthew Macewan
    40. Ono no Komachi and The Standard of Japanese Female Beauty How the Akita Bijin became the envy of Japan

      | Kristen Dexter
    41. Japan's Garbage Disposal System Explained Sort or die!

      | Verity Lane
    42. Yakan Chuugaku: The Japanese Night Time Junior High Where The Uneducated Learn To Read Good Hot, steamy, educational nights

      | Mami Suzuki