If “Teaching English in Japanese High Schools” were a movie, these six characters would get the lead roles.
By Alex Rickert on June 21, 2018
Being queer in Japan hasn’t always been easy, but I want to be one of many voices that says it gets better.
By Alex Rickert on April 24, 2018
Students worried about being judged, bullied or rejected miss out on countless educational opportunities. As a teacher, you have the power to minimize that fear. Here are some key tips to create a safe space in class.
By Alex Rickert on February 14, 2018
Inter-cultural dating is already challenging, let alone when you include all the difficulties of LGBT life. Read on for tips on dating and communicating with your LGBT Japanese partner.
By Alex Rickert on November 30, 2017
If you’ve ever seen a Japanese horror movie, you know that closets in Japan are no place for the living — let alone us queer folk. Here are some ways to avoid and escape the closet, no matter what you’re doing in Japan.
By Alex Rickert on September 14, 2017
Join me on a tour of one of Japan’s most famous gay haunts: Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ni-chome. Lesbian and gay, Japanese and expat alike swarm there every weekend for drinks, dancing and debonair strangers. Let’s party.
By Alex Rickert on June 30, 2017
It’s actually very easy to get out there in a country where, for several reasons, you may choose not to be entirely “out.”