Archive

    1. Five Ways To Experience Japan Without Leaving Home Because not everyone can afford to leave town

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      | Kaitlin Stainbrook
    24. 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
    25. HELP! I Don't Know How to ALT! Tips for becoming a better team teacher

      | Verity Lane
    26. Better Than Pokémon!? How Yo-Kai Watch Is Marketing Itself To Japanese Children

      | Rich
    27. Tomoe Gozen: Badass Women in Japanese History A warrior worth a thousand men

      | Chelsea Bernard
    28. Three Times Mighty Nintendo Sold Out This article sponsored by Crystal Pepsi

      | Michael Richey
    29. 5 Things To Know About Suicide In Japan Get the Facts and Know the Truth - It's not as Bad as you Think

      | Austin
    30. Raw Egg On Rice Is A Japanese Feast The egg. The rice. The feast.

      | Mami Suzuki
    31. Godzilla Behind the Scenes What is Godzilla Doing When He’s Not Knocking Buildings Down?

      | Koichi
    32. A Beginner’s Guide to Shōchū Delicious alcohol (glug glug)

      | Adam Ledford
    33. Japan’s Solar Revolution The Sky’s (Not) the Limit"

      | Rich
    34. Shopping in Tokyo - A Shopaholic's Guide How to get the most bang for your buck in the world's most expensive city

      | Jessica Shortz
    35. How to Care for Your Beetle Beetles are a Boy's Best Friend

      | Linda Lombardi
    36. Is That A Marimo In Your Pants Or Are You Just Happy To See Me? Lovable Algae Balls You Can Keep As Pets

      | Verity Lane
    37. Being Fat in Japan By Someone Who Lost Over 100 Pounds Here

      | Laguna Levine
    38. Where to Find Nuts in Japan You can order online, sure. But when you want to buy nuts with your own two hands...

      | Rich
    39. Sampuru: Japanese Food Models It looks good enough to eat, but look closer before you dig in

      | Linda Lombardi and Hashi
    40. Shinto Tropes for Otaku Folks Be less of a baka-gaijin and learn the truth behind that anime!

      | Christina Trouten
    41. Tenugui: A Cloth Without Limits The very Japanese cloth with everyday uses

      | Rich
    42. How to Get your Japanese Driver's License Pass the infamous Japanese driver's test

      | Verity Lane