As Abe pivots from trade agreement issues with the West, he looks to shore up support a little closer to home with an unexpected ally.
By Alex Sturmey on June 14, 2017
Trains are an unavoidable part of daily life in Japan — they also give life to specific genera of homo sapiens.
By Alex Sturmey on May 25, 2017
The grass isn’t always greener — especially if it’s artificial.
By Alex Sturmey on May 5, 2017
Welcome to Japan. You’ve reached gamers’ paradise.
By Alex Sturmey on April 27, 2017
Searching for a new apartment, this writer stumbled upon a whole different set of options.
By Alex Sturmey on April 16, 2017
Now that’s what you call an entrance.
By Alex Sturmey on April 6, 2017
With sakura season underway, one writer asks: Is hanami all that enjoyable?
By Alex Sturmey on March 23, 2017
Keep calm and listen to Enya.
By Alex Sturmey on March 9, 2017
Did a 19-second handshake manage to soften the blow?
By Alex Sturmey on March 6, 2017
Dear Japan, we have to talk about your weather.
By Alex Sturmey on February 23, 2017
What to do when your friendly neighborino isn’t so friendly?
By Alex Sturmey on February 16, 2017
I tried Google Translate’s updated feature and may have uncovered a Japanese conspiracy in the process.
By Alex Sturmey on February 9, 2017
What happens in the hot spring stays in the hot spring. But here’s what we know.