Time flows differently on Japan’s remote islands. Here are three of my favorite hidden getaways and why you should visit them yourself.
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City life isn't for everyone. Here's how I found my place in rural Japan with a bit of luck and skill.
Monkeys, a rocket launch and a volcano eruption—all on one journey through this ancient island in Japan.
A personal account of working at a bustling Japanese restaurant in Hakodate—including crushes, unforgettable characters and a lot of spilled beer.
Feeling like you're melting in the oppressive humidity can only mean one thing—it's summer in Japan.
Last year, 95% of captured bears were put down. A wildlife organization in Nagano is helping to lower that statistic and reduce encounters between wild bears and humans.
Want to be a freelancer in Japan or work in the gig economy? Here's how to navigate the process from one part-timer's perspective.
An interview with Sisen Murasaki aka DJ Sisen.
Mummified bodies, bizarre cults, and reincarnation—and that’s just the beginning.
Things that go bump in the night and haunted English schools are amongst these ghostly encounters, just in time for Halloween.
Japan has a problem but is too addicted to admit it.
Advice, resources and why one writer wishes he would have prepared for the worst after divorce.