Getting a driver’s license in Japan puts you directly in contact with the hierarchical nature of Japanese society.
By Kyle Von Lanken on June 24, 2015
The general rule of thumb is be quiet and sort your garbage.
By Kyle Von Lanken on June 13, 2015
Kissetans are great for those who want a quieter more personal setting than the crowded western style cafés.
By Kyle Von Lanken on May 29, 2015
As a language evolves, who is speaking the “correct Japanese”?
By Kyle Von Lanken on May 14, 2015
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.
By Kyle Von Lanken on May 8, 2015
A quick guide on how to travel from Chitose Airport to the city of Sapporo.
By Kyle Von Lanken on April 6, 2015
A New York style burger joint in the heart of Sapporo.
By Kyle Von Lanken on March 22, 2015
When marrying into a Japanese family, his parents become your parents.
By Kyle Von Lanken on February 20, 2015
All things aimai (vague, vagueness): they are the bane of many non-Japanese people
By Kyle Von Lanken on January 30, 2015
Mold is a serious health issue and is something you need to pay attention to.
By Kyle Von Lanken on January 22, 2015
The glamorous life of a geinin in Japan may not be as glamorous as it appears.
By Kyle Von Lanken on January 17, 2015
For good or bad, when you marry your Japanese spouse you marry their family as well.