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Jack Richardson

Jack Richardson is a writer, photographer, poet and kendoka trapped in the body of an English teacher. Breathes the clear mountain air of Yamagata Prefecture but longs for the smog of Tokyo once again.

Articles

Work

Studio Ghibli is Hiring Digital Animators for an Upcoming Feature Film

Your dream job in Japan has landed.

By 3 min read

Culture

Golden Week in Japan Starts Tomorrow But Many People Aren’t Happy

Widespread closures and sky-high prices mean that 45% aren't happy about this year’s extra-long holiday.

By 5 min read

Live

Uniqlo Announces New Street Fighter Collaboration

Choose your fighter!

By 1 min read

Live

NHK Fee Collector Leaves Note Threatening Impending ‘Crackdown’

The estimated 20% of households who don't pay are apparently in trouble.

By 4 min read

Explore

Nintendo Tokyo: First Japan Store Set to Open in Shibuya in 2019

As if you needed more reasons to go to Tokyo.

By 1 min read

Live

Tozai Line Offering Free Food to Early Commuters to Ease Congestion

The early bird gets the noodle.

By 3 min read

Live

Lawson, 7-Eleven and FamilyMart to drop adult magazines by August 2019

People were only reading them for the articles, anyway.

By 3 min read

Culture

‘I can do it in robes’ Twitter protest by Japanese monks goes viral

Juggling, skipping and drumming monks call out police and prove holy dress is no hindrance.

By 3 min read

Culture

Seven Bank to Introduce Facial Recognition to its ATMs

Purikura-esque filters and stickers as-yet unannounced.

By 3 min read