Pocket Shelter is a multilingual app that aims to take the worry out of disaster preparation in Japan, helping you ensure you’re as safe as possible if something does happen.
By Alex Sturmey on March 12, 2018
While bitcoin faces suspicion and turmoil across the globe, Japan has embraced the digital cash in a way only it could — with extreme passion and an idol group.
By Alex Sturmey on March 9, 2018
Trump’s Asia tour was all about sending a message: in this case, a saber instead of an olive branch, but there was plenty of unavoidable (and unfortunate) comedic relief along the way, too.
By Alex Sturmey on November 16, 2017
Now that the election vans have stopped blaring candidate’s names, the ballots have been cast and the results are in — what can Japan expect from a resurgent Shinzo Abe and his cronies?
By Alex Sturmey on October 25, 2017
With “Rocket Man” building nuclear bombs, Trump threatening to “destroy” North Korea and Japan caught in the middle, are you worried? Here’s some insight that might help dispel the fear.
By Alex Sturmey on September 26, 2017
There are a hundred different reasons that people come to the land of the rising sun, but once you fall in love, you’re going to need to find a job.
By Alex Sturmey on September 15, 2017
Living in Japan for a few years inevitably means you’ll learn to love things that might have otherwise easily annoyed you back home. Here’s what’s grown on me about Japanese culture’s multitude of quirks.
By Alex Sturmey on September 5, 2017
What mysteries await in the Japanese convenience store after hours? This is the tale of what happened when curiosity turned into a graveyard shift exploration of retail hallowed ground after missing the last train in Tokyo.
By Alex Sturmey on August 24, 2017
From how certain foods are consumed to the way people sneeze — there are certain quirks of Japanese people that still perplex me to this day.
By Alex Sturmey on August 2, 2017
Shinzo Abe is preparing himself for a new era in Asian politics — one in which regional, not international, alliances will be the key to success. His Group of 20 discussions with world leaders reflected much of that.
By Alex Sturmey on July 19, 2017
The virtual realities you’ll experience at this game-themed amusement park will have you battling attacking zombies, racing luxury sports cars or escaping from a locked room. Just another memorable afternoon in Odaiba.
By Alex Sturmey on June 28, 2017
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.