Recent Posts

June 30, 2016

How To Say No In Japan

The art of saying no in Japan is a tricky one. At best what you will get is a long protracted maybe.

January 31, 2016

Nan-no-Hana Marathon in Ibusuki, Japan

Whether you’re a die-hard marathon fanatic or a first-time challenger like me, the Nan-no-Hana Marathon is a great opportunity to test your physical and mental capabilities.

October 23, 2015

The Art of the Japanese Business Introduction

As with many other business interactions, the social status of the people in the room has a direct influence on the proper order with which to introduce others.

August 28, 2015

Escape the Heat for the Cool Mountain Air of Manza Onsen

Manza Onsen is a terrific getaway for anyone looking to get out of the city and back into nature, just watch out for bears!

July 8, 2015

Japanese Business Hotels: The Frugal Alternative Used by Locals

Japanese business hotels are a great alternative to the larger expensive chain hotels.

June 19, 2015

Yonmojijukugo: The 4 Kanji With A Thousand Meanings

The correct use of yonmojijukugo will often solicit a compliment concerning your proficiency with the language.

May 1, 2015

How to Master the Japanese Client Dinner

Follow these simple rules of Japanese dining etiquette to impress your clients and build your business future.

April 17, 2015

The Electrifying Ride on a Japanese Denchari

Not just for grocery moms, the electric bike trend is really taking off in Japan.