Archive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      | Rudy Barrett
    23. 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
    24. Japanese Seaweed! There is More Than One Seaweed on the Menu!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      | Mami Suzuki
    32. How to Spice up Your ALT Lessons with the Nine Intelligences A new strategy for English teaching in Japan

      | Rich
    33. 10 Not-Japanese Foods Lost in Translation So close… yet so far

      | Laguna Levine
    34. Kamaboko - A Pureed Fish Cake Fit For Celebration The cake that can swim

      | Mami Suzuki
    35. Bishounen Girl meets boy, boy likes girl, girl meets girl-like-boy…

      | Sanford
    36. The Japanese Name Satou And Its Rise To #1 If you're family name is Satou, congratulations! You're the greatest

      | Mami Suzuki
    37. Abenomics 3 Arrows Explained Finally you can understand what's going on inside Abe's head

      | Austin
    38. The Island In-between Tsushima and the Sō Family

      | Adam Ledford
    39. The Cicadas' Song Japan’s Summer Soundtrack

      | Rich
    40. Komainu: The History of Japan’s Mythical Lion Dogs On your roof, guarding your shrine, and kicking kaiju butt

      | Adam Ledford
    41. A Long History of Japanese Names Where did all these names come from?

      | Mami Suzuki
    42. Kitsune: The Divine/Evil Fox Yokai A 50/50 chance you'll live

      | Linda Lombardi