Kyle Von Lanken was born and raised in a peaceful Chicago suburb and was greatly interested in Japanese language and culture from an early age. His love for Japanese study took him to universities from Hawaii to Japan, eventually landing him in a suburb of Sapporo, where he continues to be fascinated by Japanese culture from a Hokkaido perspective.
Getting a driver's license in Japan puts you directly in contact with the hierarchical nature of Japanese society.
The general rule of thumb is be quiet and sort your garbage.
Kissetans are great for those who want a quieter more personal setting than the crowded western style cafés.
Whether it’s skiing or zip lining, snowboarding or kayaking, Niseko always has something to offer those looking for a fun and event filled vacation.
A quick guide on how to travel from Chitose Airport to the city of Sapporo.
A New York style burger joint in the heart of Sapporo.
When marrying into a Japanese family, his parents become your parents.
All things aimai (vague, vagueness): they are the bane of many non-Japanese people
Mold is a serious health issue and is something you need to pay attention to.
The glamorous life of a geinin in Japan may not be as glamorous as it appears.