Archive

    1. Halloween in Japan How Japan Made Halloween Their Own… Then Ruined It For Everybody

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

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

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

      | Rudy Barrett
    5. 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
    6. Japanese Seaweed! There is More Than One Seaweed on the Menu!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      | Rich
    15. 10 Not-Japanese Foods Lost in Translation So close… yet so far

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      | Linda Lombardi
    25. The Delicious Road: a Japanese Dessert Journey A north to south sweets expedition

      | Matthew Macewan
    26. Becoming a Child in Japan Learning Through Curiosity and Humility

      | Laguna Levine
    27. Top 10 REAL Pokemon You Can Find in Japan! Catch 'em all for realsies

      | Rudy Barrett
    28. How "Cow Poop" Became A Real-Life Japanese Family Name Looks good on a family crest

      | Mami Suzuki
    29. Origami for Kids Improving Children's Minds One Fold at a Time

      | Rich
    30. The Road to Understanding Japanese Pottery A road made of bricks, which also used to be made like pottery!

      | Matthew Macewan
    31. Ghibli’s Uncertain Future, Post-Miyazaki Marnie, Goro, CGI, oh my!

      | Shoko
    32. Onigiri: The Rice Ball Perfectly seasoned, a pop of flavor from the filling, warm or cold, always delicious.

      | Sanford
    33. Murasaki Shikibu: Badass Women in Japanese History The World's First Novelist was - That's Right - A Heian Poet

      | Chelsea Bernard
    34. Peace and Japan How Japan Got Militarized. Again.

      | Austin
    35. Let's All Get NAKED! Onsen and Body Image Don't Be Shy, Jump In!

      | Verity Lane
    36. The Ryukyu King And His Fantastic 1-Year-Long Parade A tribute mission for the ages

      | Adam Ledford
    37. 10 of Hello Kitty's Most DISTANT Relatives Sanrio characters are too dull or too weird

      | Michael Richey
    38. The Social History of Ramen Slurp slurp slurp some knowledge

      | Linda Lombardi
    39. Five Ways To Experience Japan Without Leaving Home Because not everyone can afford to leave town

      | Jessica Shortz
    40. Kato Kiyomasa and the Hosokawa Lords of Kumamoto

      | Adam Ledford
    41. A Crash Course in Japanese Poetry Japanese Poetry is like a Deep, Deep Ocean - Take That First Leap Here!

      | Jessica Shortz
    42. Namahage: Akita’s New Year’s Ogre The awesome tradition of scaring kids into a year of good behavior

      | Kristen Dexter