Culture

What’s with the Rise of ‘Grass-Eating Men’ in Japan?

Nov 14, 2018

If you live in Japan, or watch any Japanese media, chances are you might have come across the term ‘... Read More...

Relationships, Topics

Series! About Dating in Japan: Article 4 of 6: What’s the Deal with Love Confessions?

Nov 12, 2018

You've been on a few dates, things seem to be going well-- but is it a real relationship?  Well, wit... Read More...

Relationships, Language

A Note On Apologizing in Japan

Nov 6, 2018

In the current article, I would like to talk about the importance of apologizing in Japan. When peop... Read More...

Relationships

Series! About Dating in Japan: Article 3 of 6: The Do’s and Dont’s of your First Date.

Nov 2, 2018

For anyone, a first date can be nerve-wracking.  But a first date in a foreign country?  That's a wh... Read More...

Relationships

Series! Dating in Japan Article 2 of 6: To LINE, or not to LINE? Let’s make a date!

Oct 27, 2018

Success!  You've survived your gokon, and even exchanged LINE's with someone special.  Now, you have... Read More...

Others, Culture

The Do’s and Don’ts of Pet Ownership in Japan

Oct 25, 2018

Any expat can tell you that living abroad can be lonely at times:  It's tough to be so far from frie... Read More...

Language

First Ear? Fat Eyes? Good Mouth? An Introduction to Body Part-Related Expressions in Japanese

Oct 22, 2018

In the Japanese language, there are many “body part-related expressions,” just as there are in Engli... Read More...

Relationships

Series! Dating in Japan Article 1 of 6: 3 Things You Must Avoid at your next Gokon!

Oct 19, 2018

Looking for your soul mate?   In Japan, the population of singles is higher than ever.  M... Read More...

Culture

What is “Otsukimi”? The Autumn Tradition of Moon Viewing in Japan

Oct 17, 2018

Have you ever heard the word 'Otsukimi' before? It means viewing the moon in Japanese. People in J... Read More...

Culture

Mystery Writers in Japan: Article 2 of 2! Female Writers That Send a Shiver Down Your Spine

Oct 14, 2018

In my previous article, I talked about my favorite (male) mystery writers, but for reasons of length... Read More...

Culture

Superstition or Cultural Fact? Major Unlucky Numbers To Know About in Japan

Oct 13, 2018

  In every country, there are unlucky numbers people want to avoid since they’re creepy.... Read More...

Culture

Mystery Writers in Japan: Article 1 of 2! Male Writers That Keep You on the Edge of Your Chair

Oct 10, 2018

Reading is one of my hobbies, and though I will read any genre of book (sci-fi, romance, historical ... Read More...

Traffic

Just What Color Are Traffic Lights in Japan?

Oct 9, 2018

  When you’re walking on the streets in Japan, you can see traffic lights everywhere. No... Read More...

Lodging, Culture

Life in the Big City versus Life in the Countryside

Oct 7, 2018

In the current article, I want to compare and contrast the good and the bad of life in the big city ... Read More...

Traffic

Cute Animal Barricades at Japanese Construction Sites!

Sep 29, 2018

  While walking the streets of Japan, have you ever noticed that there are animal shaped... Read More...

Food, Manners

Small Talk at the Dinner Table – Yay or Nay?

Sep 29, 2018

  Eating breakfast, lunch or dinner with your friends or family is an important activity... Read More...

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