And you don’t have to like natto.
By Andrew Smith on February 22, 2017
How do the new requirements for permanent residency in Japan affect foreign residents?
By Liam Carrigan on February 21, 2017
What to do when your friendly neighborino isn’t so friendly?
By Alex Sturmey on February 16, 2017
I tried Google Translate’s updated feature and may have uncovered a Japanese conspiracy in the process.
By Alex Sturmey on February 9, 2017
Explore the pulsating side streets of this neighborhood just a few stops from Shinjuku station
By Ooedo Living on January 31, 2017
We all have our own New Year’s resolutions: some easily obtainable, some pretty lofty and others just downright ridiculous. Improving your Japanese ability shouldn’t be the latter. Here’s how to keep your resolve.
By Liam Carrigan on January 26, 2017
Don’t believe the hype — Japan deserves better.
By Erik Lebs on January 23, 2017
One writer and Osaka resident shares his opinion on the recent legalization of casinos in Japan.
By Liam Carrigan on January 22, 2017
Contrary to popular belief, feminism in Japan is alive, and there are ways that foreigners can contribute to it. Here are four organizations to get you started.
By Joyce Wan on January 16, 2017
There’s no need to compromise your ethics or your experience as a vegan in rural Japan.
By Sandra Mileo on January 5, 2017
I dreamed a dream of eggplants gone by. Happy New Year everyone!
By Matthew Coslett on January 1, 2017
A guide to experiencing the first Shinto shrine visit of the year.