Get on the right track!Jun 5, 2016
Riding trains in Japan can be tricky at times: not only do you need to figure...
How was your Golden Week?May 4, 2016
The Japanese Golden Week falls around the end of April and beginning of May every year...
Chatter by the Cherry TreeApr 7, 2016
Ohanami (cherry-blossom picnic) season is now in full swing!
Fair play!Mar 7, 2016
If sumo, cosplay, or hina dolls aren’t your thing, why not get in on the craic...
Confess Your Love!Feb 4, 2016
If you’re planning to ask out a special Japanese someone this Valentine’s Day (barentaindee; バレンタインデー), as...
What’s in the Bento Box?Jan 10, 2016
‘Tis the season to be jolly, and if you’re lucky enough to have been invited into...
Word ZenNov 16, 2015
In Japanese, there are several key concepts, often related to Buddhism, that appear and reappear when...