Gaijin across the board have strong opinions about the word “hafu,” but do they have enough perspective to comment so fervently about it?
By GaijinPot Blog 8 min read
The term “hafu” in Japan means being half-Japanese. With increasing diversity in Japan’s classrooms, the Hafu2Hafu project is a way to educate students (and ourselves) about cultural identity.
So, you’ve met the man or woman of your dreams and the two finally decided to make it official. Here’s a quick how-to for the paperwork and procedures needed to ensure love will indeed prevail in Japan.
It's a culture festival, but in another very real way, it's also the blood, sweat and tears of your students... It's bunkasai!
When it comes to unsettling, chilling and often gruesome films, nothing quite matches the visceral nature of Japanese horror.
Stories written by those monks could out-weird even the strangest Murakami dream sequence.
Kabuki, Noh, Bunraku, Rakugo, Ukiyo-e and the Tale of Genji - maybe you've heard of these but have no clue what they are? Our new "Introduction to" series breaks down the best of Japan's traditional arts and culture, and shows how you can experience it for yourself.