Culture
The 5 Best Hot Springs to Visit in Winter

The 5 Best Hot Springs to Visit in Winter

Nov 27, 2018

Have you ever enjoyed hot springs, 'onsen' in Japan before? In winter, many people in Japan visit ho... Read More...

Others
5  Animals That are Popular Pets in Japan

5 Animals That are Popular Pets in Japan

Nov 26, 2018

Do you know what kinds of animals are popular as pets in Japan? Actually, it is said that the numbe... Read More...

Culture
The Secret to Why Shrine Gateways in Japan Are Red

The Secret to Why Shrine Gateways in Japan Are Red

Nov 25, 2018

Have You Seen the Red Shrine Gateways in Japan?     How often do you visit shri... Read More...

Christmas
Christmas in Japan: 5 Tips to Get the Most out of the Season

Christmas in Japan: 5 Tips to Get the Most out of the Season

Nov 20, 2018

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas has already crept up throughout Japan's citie... Read More...

Relationships, Christmas
Series!  About Dating in Japan: Article 5 of 6: 4 Tips to Plan the Perfect Christmas Date

Series! About Dating in Japan: Article 5 of 6: 4 Tips to Plan the Perfect Christmas Date

Nov 19, 2018

With the holiday season fast approaching-- it's time for panic! For those in relationships: What ... Read More...

Language
3 Different Kanto & Kansai Expressions To Know About!

3 Different Kanto & Kansai Expressions To Know About!

Nov 16, 2018

    If you’re living in Japan right now, which region do you live in? Kanto regi... Read More...

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

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?

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

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

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!

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

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

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!

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 tha... Read More...

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

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

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...

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