Takigi O-Noh is an annual open-air torchlight festival that is held at the famous Heian Jingu Shrine in Kyoto.
By John Asano on May 25, 2015
Many loan words are in fact pseudo-borrowings: despite their links to foreign language words, the words are not used in the same way in their languages of origin.
By Matthew Coslett on May 24, 2015
It’s quite surprising to some newcomers that a country which prides itself in soy products and healthy living actually makes meatless living quite difficult.
By Quincy B. Fox on May 23, 2015
A convenient place to feast on great Japanese food that is enhanced by a large party!
By Lisa Hong on May 22, 2015
Looking for an apartment in Japan? You’ll need a guarantor. Read on for tips on guarantors and what to do if you don’t have one
By Rebecca Quin on May 21, 2015
Japan is a safe country but that doesn’t mean theft doesn’t happen.
By Bernie Low on May 20, 2015
Add some spice to your diet with these easy to make Thai spring rolls.
By Emma Crabtree on May 19, 2015
Continuing my quest to sort the fact from the fiction when it comes to Japan’s representation on the big screen, I now take a closer look at Memoirs of a Geisha, the 2005 movie based on the novel of the same name.
By James Darnbrook on May 18, 2015
Check in every Monday morning as we bring you the latest activities and events going on around Tokyo.
By Leslie Lee III on May 17, 2015
Discussing the ways that things look or appear to be is a great way to expand your vocabulary and make your speech more colorful.
By Matthew Coslett on May 17, 2015
The hardest 5 minutes of English you will ever teach is the first 5 minutes.
By Ed Williams on May 16, 2015
Whether you’re a curry connoisseur or just want to try something new, I’d strongly suggest checking out Manten Curry in Jinbocho.