Where does the word come from? … More “Kamikaze” …now it makes sense
How can an animal sound different in another country? … More Japanomatopoeia – Why Animals Sound Different In Japan
The most magical, and famous, season in Japan is here: cherry blossoms.
Sakura, cherry blossoms, are something both the Japanese and tourists await impatiently. Why is it so incredible then? Here is what I think… … More “See Cherry Blossoms And Die”
I decided it might be a somewhat cathartic experience if I wrote about my feelings and frustrations when it comes to learning the Japanese language. It’s a subject which is neither bold nor unique, but on a personal level, it is. … More Learning Japanese – It’s Only The Beginning
Traveling to Japan? Here are a few simple phrases that will get you by while making it seem like you have studied Japanese more than just reading this article. … More How To Impress People With These Basic Japanese Phrases
The humble thoughts of a novice on an author who has been referred to as “among the world’s greatest living novelists”. … More 5 Books By Haruki Murakami
So you know sushi comes from Japan. Well, there are so many other foods that no one ever talks about… Dip your spoon in – well, chopsticks – and enjoy Japan like a local. … More Foods You Will (Or Should) Eat When In Japan
How to have your sushi and eat it too. … More 5 Smart Ways to Save Money When Traveling Japan
I recently made a contribution to Matcha Japan Travel Magazine which explains the basics of going to the baseball for foreigners. … More Watching Baseball – the Japanese Way
I recently made a contribution to Matcha Japan Travel Magazine which explains the basics of visiting an izakaya for English speakers.
For those who don’t know, an izakaya is a uniquely Japanese take on a bar or pub. … More A “How-To” For Visiting Izakaya In Japan