Are Japanese people being racist by referring to foreigners as gaijin?
By Yumi Nakata on October 11, 2014
What they say and what they mean are not always the same.
By Yumi Nakata on October 6, 2014
Uchi Soto is the Japanese custom of a clear distinction between in-groups (uchi, 内) and out-groups (soto, 外).
By Yumi Nakata on September 25, 2014
Gift giving is a great way to strengthen your personal or professional relationship with each other in Japan.
By Yumi Nakata on August 31, 2014
We are not Hāfu, we are double because both cultural and ethnic heritages make us who we are.
By Yumi Nakata on August 23, 2014
Are you hot headed? Cool and calm? Your personality might be determined by the type of red stuff flowing through your veins.
By Yumi Nakata on August 19, 2014
Your first trip to Japan is always going to be a unique experience. Here’s 15 things my friends noticed when they first came here.
By Yumi Nakata on August 2, 2014
What caused Japanese politician Ryutaro Nonomura to suddenly lose it at his press conference on misappropriation of funds?
By Yumi Nakata on July 28, 2014
Why do Japanese people love the kawaii so much?
By Yumi Nakata on July 22, 2014
Despite many years of study, many Japanese students struggle with basic communication in English.
By Yumi Nakata on July 13, 2014
The gaijin complex is an interesting social phenomenon unique to Japan. What can Japan do to welcome foreigners and be a bigger part of the global community?
By Yumi Nakata on July 5, 2014
What is the “The Gaijin Complex” and how do Japanese people really feel about foreigners.