Japan

    The more you learn about Japanese culture and history, the easier it becomes to navigate Japan. This means learning why Meiji-period author Higuchi Ichiyō's face is on the ¥5,000 bill. Or studying the ins-and-outs of omiyage. Or discovering what it takes to land a job in Japan. Check out the articles below, and start growing your cultural understanding.
    1. Making Friends And Studying Japanese With Japan's Ultra Popular Social Network, LINE Social network that sucks your life away in a good way!

      | Rachel B
    2. What Kind of Tea To Drink When You’re in Japan Or you could mix them all together like some kind of monster

      | John
    3. Kimokawaii: Both Cute and Gross at the same time Get ready to cringe at some cute things.

      | Rachel B
    4. John's Top 10 Anime Series When you don't know what to watch

      | John
    5. Going Cashless in Japan No Cash? No Problem!

      | Hashi
    6. How Are Piercings Viewed in Japan? To puncture or not to puncture?

      | Hashi
    7. "Gaijin" What does this word really mean?

      | Hashi
    8. Maneki Neko: Beckoning Good Things The Cats That Bring You Luck, Love, and Cash

      | Jordan
    9. Pachinko: Gambling with little metal balls How Pachinko Keeps You Sucked In

      | Hashi
    10. The Martial Art Used By Japanese Police Get ready for some police-jutsu to the face

      | Hashi
    11. Documentaries About Japan You Can Watch For Free Don't spend money for documentary knowledge

      | Hashi
    12. Is Underage Drinking and Smoking a Problem In Japan? Won't somebody PLEASE think of the children!

      | Koichi
    13. Golden Week in Japan What It is And Why You Should Avoid It

      | John
    14. Walk Like a Japanese Person Walk this way

      | Hashi
    15. What Are Those Stickers on Japanese Cars? Answering the questions of foreigners stuck in traffic everywhere

      | Hashi
    16. The Tastiest Japanese Food Movies Try not to lick your screen

      | Hashi
    17. Japanese Architecture: What Makes It Different? Steeped in tradition, thoroughly modern, and... disposable?

      | Hashi and Linda Lombardi
    18. Finding Your Way Around Japan 3 things you need to know

      | Hashi
    19. A History of Japanese Baseball From Pre-War to Post-War

      | Koichi
    20. Purikura: The Joy of Japanese Photo Booths (✿◕ᴗ◕) Purikura (◕ᴗ◕✿)

      | Hashi
    21. Japanese Whisky Makes You Feel Sophisticated, Drunk From the brands that brought you the sleeping subway salaryman

      | Hashi
    22. My Unhealthy Addiction to Japanese Rhythm Games And why they're amazing

      | Hashi
    23. Manga Tropes: Nosebleeds, Snot Bubbles, & More Manga just wouldn't be the same without them

      | Fiona
    24. What I Don't Miss About Japan False bacon, murdervators, and more

      | Koichi
    25. Why Does Japan Drive On The Left Side of the Road? Swords, trains, horses, and more

      | John
    26. Spirited Away: It’s for the Foodies Cook it, Eat it, Watch it

      | Fiona
    27. 7 Odd Things I Miss About Japan You'll be missing toilet butt spray too, by the end of this

      | Koichi
    28. Why Everyone Should Do A Japanese Homestay Everything will be totally fine

      | John
    29. Japanese Dog Breeds And How To Get Them Shiba-Inu, Akita, Hokkaido-ken, and more.

      | Koichi
    30. The Best Places to Ski in Japan You need to ski. Japan is the place.

      | John
    31. My Not so Secret Love Affair with Chuhai The Shochu packed Japanese alcohol in a can

      | John
    32. Japanese Game Lets You Date an Alpaca And pigeons. Don't forget the pigeons.

      | Hashi
    33. The Famous Foods Of Every Japanese Prefecture Make food the center of your trip to Japan

      | Koichi
    34. How To Get Japanese Music Outside of Japan ♪♫♬ ♪♫♬ ♪♫♬

      | Hashi
    35. Guns in Japan Laws, Carriers, and Stigma

      | Hashi
    36. Mayonnaise: Traditional Japanese Food Mayo on mayo on mayo on mayo

      | Hashi
    37. How To Ride A Bicycle In Japan Don't Hit or Be Hit!

      | Koichi
    38. Tofugu's Ramen Survival Guide Know your miso from your tonkotsu from your shoyu

      | Hashi
    39. When's the Best Time to Visit Japan? All the factors at your fingertips

      | Koichi
    40. Japanese Funeral Services: What Happens When You Die in Japan? The grave matter of Japanese cemeteries

      | John
    41. Tokyo’s Infamous "Piss Alley" Frogs, Pig Testicles, and a Still-Beating Frog Heart

      | Hashi
    42. What is Japan's Thanksgiving? Celebrating Work

      | Hashi