After his 6 month stay got extended to 6 years, Matthew decided just to stay. As well as writing about his beloved Kansai, he spends hours in the middle of nowhere looking for wildlife and searching for the parts of the city most people ignore.
Political correctness isn’t limited to the West so pay attention to these Japanese words.
Arm yourself with this useful Japanese when battling for the perfect new digs this spring.
GaijinPot looks at Japanese words for the life changing — and enlightening — magic of tidying up.
What if the object of your affection chose not to be your Valentine? What to say when the relationship is over.
Understanding some old and new terms and ideas related to “going out” in Japan.
Whether it’s students, coworkers, children or the person serving you, it’s worth knowing how to call out misbehavior.
Promoted English teachers will need to master some tricky Japanese phrases to lead the class.
Regional differences in spoken Japanese are vast but here are the five key places they vary.
A look at different kanji characters with similar meanings and pronunciations and how to tell them apart.
Using human anatomy to illustrate fascinating similarities and differences between English and Japanese.
A handy list of some similar sounding and oft-confused Japanese terms.
A primer on the ghastly creatures you may encounter in the wild this Halloween season.