It’s that time of the year again — the countdown to Valentine’s Day (and its alter ego White Day) begins in Japan. Are you ready to let that special someone know how you feel? Here are five ways to tell it from your heart — without sounding like a cheesy anime character.
By Teni Wada on February 2, 2018
What emojis like 🎍, 👹 and 🎏 actually mean, how to partake in Japanese holidays and celebrations using them, plus some go-to Japanese phrases to top it all off.
By Teni Wada on January 2, 2018
We chart winter light ups all across Japan in our latest travel guide.
By Teni Wada on November 25, 2017
These 10 versatile ingredients will effortlessly bring the feel of Japan’s hearty autumn to your table.
By Teni Wada on October 26, 2017
Hikes that catch trees bursting into color and an enticing hot spring bath afterward. These 10 locations are perfect for an adventure, soak or just a change of scene from the city.
By Teni Wada on October 11, 2017
This Halloween, be more than just scared with these new Japanese words and phrases to express your fear and disgust like a horror movie pro.
By Teni Wada on October 4, 2017
What’s the difference between “shukujitsu” and “saijitsu” — two types of Japanese holidays — and the surprising reason why we won’t have another extended Silver Week autumn vacation for nine years.
By Teni Wada on September 6, 2017
The eskimos may apparently have 1,000 words for snow, but if you watch Japanese TV there seems to be only one (or two) words for “delicious.” Not for you anymore.