Erik’s adventures with the Japan Explorer Pass continue as he heads further west. Part Two: An Apple desktop, marching penguins and snowshoeing in the moonlight.
By Erik Lebs on January 24, 2017
Don’t believe the hype — Japan deserves better.
By Erik Lebs on January 23, 2017
Follow one writer’s adventures to unknown corners of this wild island with the Japan Explorer Pass. Part One: Dog sledding, pork bowls, horse-racing and outdoor drinking.
By Erik Lebs on January 17, 2017
I can hope to shed some light on media portrayals of blackness and whiteness in Japan.
By Erik Lebs on December 16, 2015
Police can stop you for questioning and seize you if you try to escape but you have no obligation to answer their questions.
By Erik Lebs on December 12, 2015
A relaxed stroll through Osaka’s Tanimachi Neighborhood.
By Erik Lebs on August 14, 2015
It is bizarre to imagine a workplace full of such a degree of order and dedication, in which ritual practices like recitation are common experiences
By Erik Lebs on August 3, 2015
A couple of hidden food gems in the gritty tennoji neighborhood.
By Erik Lebs on June 29, 2015
How does a personal identity fit with the national identity of Japan?
By Erik Lebs on June 18, 2015
What role does the TV play in a country like Japan?
By Erik Lebs on June 11, 2015
Visiting a friend’s house in Tokyo? Going to see extended relatives for the first time? Don’t forget to bring an…