On the nostalgia of spring.
Capsule Hotels: A Worthwhile Cultural Experience?
Is sleeping in an elongated dog kennel worth it?
A Visit To A Japanese Cemetary
A walk though Tokyo ends up an experience of the Japanese take on life and death.
Japanese Politician Catches Man Peeing on His Campaign Poster
Bad timing for a weak bladder protest.
Face and Body Advertising Hits Japan
People instinctively focus our attention on the faces and other body parts of people around us. Why wouldn’t advertisers go there?
Chinese Father and Son Attempt to Climb Mt. Fuji, Dad says “Where are the stairs?”
Eagle Dad and kids make it to 11,000 feet on Mt. Fuji and unfurl patriotic banners before needing to be rescued.
Why do the Chinese Hate the Japanese?
History is carried into the present as a wave of anti-Japanese sentiment has sweeps across China.
Food in Japan and How to Eat Cheap
Japan has a reputation as an expensive country to eat in, but there are many ways to fill up on good food cheap. The cheapest option for eating in Japan is to buy bento boxes at the big supermarkets, especially right after 2PM and again after 6PM when they are discounted by up to 50%. [...]
A City Claimed by the Sea: Surviving the Great East Japan Earthquake
On March 11, 2011 Japan trembled from the force of a 9.0 magnitude earthquake. Fifty-foot tsunamis rocked the northeastern coasts and demolished everything in their path. Homes and automobiles were thrown about like toys, gas lines ruptured, forests and debris burst into flames, and nuclear power plants were pushed to the brink of meltdown.
What follows is the story of those harrowing days of crisis, told by Steven Mendoza, an English teacher from the United States, who lived through the worst natural disaster in Japan’s history, in a city that was claimed by the sea…
The Ultimate Sushi Experience
Kumamoto-san is an old school man. You will not find his personal website, even if he is one of the most coveted sushi chef in the country. You will also not find the home page of the Pension Bisezaki, the 3rd oldest pension in Japan, which he inherited from his father. Nevertheless, if you can [...]