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...

Manners, Topics, Ranking

Basic Japanese Dining Etiquette Every Tourist Must Know

Sep 28, 2018

The rich culture of the Japanese remains evident today, especially on its cuisine. Even with the fas... Read More...

Language

Understanding the Complexity of Japanese Pronouns!

Sep 26, 2018

From my understanding, in America and other western countries, the use of pronouns for transgendered... Read More...

Relationships, Culture

Sharing is Caring: Why do Japanese People Buy so Many Souvenirs?

Sep 26, 2018

When Japanese people travel both within Japan and around the world, they love to shop. Upon seei... Read More...

Festivals, Autumn

Let’s Get Spooky! 7 Halloween Festivals and Events in Tokyo 2018

Sep 24, 2018

October is right around the corner, and you know what that means?  It's almost time for Halloween!  ... Read More...

Culture

6 Books to Read to Help You Understand Japan

Sep 18, 2018

  One of the best ways to get to know Japan and to better understand Japanese culture is... Read More...

Arts

Art Feature: HIROHIKO ARAKI JOJO EXHIBITION: RIPPLES OF ADVENTURE

Sep 18, 2018

Hirohiko Araki is one of Japan’s most well-regarded Manga artists who has been recognized internatio... Read More...

Culture

Book Covers – a 100-year-old Unique Feature of Japanese Culture

Sep 17, 2018

You can see many Japanese people spending their time on the train effectively reading books or n... Read More...

Manners, Culture

Japanese People Love Planning!

Sep 16, 2018

When you’re with your Japanese friends especially women and talking about when to meet up next t... Read More...

Language

Survivor’s Guide To the Japanese Language

Sep 15, 2018

The following is a survivor’s guide to the Japanese language. In particular, this is directed to the... Read More...

Festivals

5 Matsuri in Japan Everyone Should Join At Least Once!

Sep 14, 2018

Have you ever participated in any festivals in Japan before? In Japan, everyone loves festivals. ... Read More...

Festivals

5 Epic Japanese Festivals to Put in Your Diary for Next Summer!

Sep 13, 2018

In the summer, there are numerous festivals held in Japan! Although there are about three hundred t... Read More...

Language

【Event Report】Kansai-Ben Seminar at Akamonkai Japanese Language School!

Sep 11, 2018

Have you ever heard of Kansai-ben? Kansai-ben is the name for the dialect used in Osaka and other Ka... Read More...

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