What do Japanese women and men consider the ideal body? And how do they go about getting it?
By Louise George Kittaka on March 16, 2017
Rikuzentakata is very much still in the process of rebuilding. We are starting from a negative place—not even from zero.
By Louise George Kittaka on March 17, 2016
The new Japanese “My Number” system (also known as the “Social Security and Tax Number System”) is up and running, here’s what you need to know.
By Louise George Kittaka on January 22, 2016
If you have experienced the inevitable ups and downs that accompany a romantic relationship with someone from another culture, there…
By Louise George Kittaka on September 20, 2015
The key word here is ‘universal design’—designs that can be utilized by anyone, regardless of age or physical condition.
By Louise George Kittaka on September 4, 2015
Building close relationships with Japanese people requires understanding the importance of nonverbal communication.
By Louise George Kittaka on July 29, 2015
First introduced in 1912, the woman only trains have caught on in many other parts of the world.
By Louise George Kittaka on June 5, 2015
Better get down to immigration as the deadline for replacing your old Alien Registration Cards with the new Residence Card is coming soon.