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.
Did you know that ノルマ actually means "quota" and not the name of your mate's grandma?
良 and 悪 are really useful characters. Here's where to watch out for them day-to-day.
Learn these words to help you identify some of the costumed characters you might encounter this Halloween.
Master advanced Japanese grammar by listening out for these phrases on the daily.
It can be a tricky business asking for time off in a Japanese workplace. Try these useful phrases.
Useful Japanese for negotiating a discount in different situations from shopping to signing an apartment contract.
“Atsui desu ne” and other phrases to help you fill an awkward silence in Japan.
Don’t be a stressed mess, learn how to pass your next JLTP with flying colors.
Ever heard the words カリカリ, さくさく or モチモチ around Japanese food?