Archive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      | Adam Ledford
    16. 10 of Hello Kitty's Most DISTANT Relatives Sanrio characters are too dull or too weird

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

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

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

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

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

      | Kristen Dexter
    22. How To Shoot A Samurai Film At Toei Uzumasa Eigamura

      | Mami Suzuki
    23. Mastering the ALT Self-Intro Class Learn to introduce yourself to classrooms full of Japanese kids.

      | Verity Lane
    24. Surviving Sports Festival Undoukai in Japanese Schools

      | Rich
    25. Top Ten Real Life Kaiju of Japan Don't get stomped on

      | Rudy Barrett
    26. Kaurta: Gotta Catch 'Em All! An old Japanese Card game brought into the Light

      | Chelsea Bernard
    27. Mimikaki: Ear Cleaning and Romance in Japan Of Love and Earwax

      | Rich
    28. Takarazuka's Crossdressing Starlets Beauties That May Just Be Better Than Real Men

      | Aimee Zink
    29. The Many Japanese Calendars And the Ways Japan Tells Time

      | Kristen Dexter
    30. Is Japan Really Conservative? You can't do this, you can't do that... or can you?

      | Austin
    31. More Than Gaijin Specific Ethnic Groups Living in Japan

      | Laguna Levine
    32. Meet the Ogasawara Islands! The Ogasawara Islands speak out

      | Matthew Macewan
    33. Noboru Iguchi: Master of Movie Mayhem Japan's master of Schlock

      | Rudy Barrett
    34. Rice: The Crop That Sparked the Tokugawa Miracle In the beginning... there was rice!

      | Christina Trouten
    35. Special Education on Japanese Special Education Resources for the Handicapped

      | Laguna Levine
    36. Omamori: Protecting Yourself in Little Ways Pass that test! Be safe while you drive! Find a boyfriend!

      | Verity Lane
    37. Why Japan Laughs At Zombies Bbbbbraaaainnnnzz Braaaainzzz!! HEY! Why aren't you running?!

      | Rudy Barrett
    38. The Culture of Less Is More Or Less

      | Sanford
    39. City Life Outside Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto Living that Inaka life. Represent!

      | Laguna Levine
    40. All About Hikikomori Japan's Missing Million

      | Kaitlin Stainbrook
    41. Unagi: Delicious Past and Dim Future Unagi is one Japan's most delicious dishes. Too bad you won't be eating it for long.

      | Linda Lombardi
    42. HELP! I Don't Know How to ALT! Tips for becoming a better team teacher

      | Verity Lane