Homeschooling in Japan

Anyone who's visited Japan or seen enough Japanese culture can imagine education in Japan is taken pretty seriously. Kids can be seen in uniform...
Rob Shannon and his Staff

Nagoya is already well known for its truly unique cuisine. You either love it or hate it, and there aren't too many people who...
Official Legoland Picture

LEGO hold a very special place in many people’s hearts. Whether it’s the promise of a truly creative outlet for young minds, or the memory...
Plume Cloud forming over Mt. Fuji

Today marks the first official “Mountain Day”, a new public holiday in Japan, to celebrate and give reverence to….you guessed it…. mountains! This is...
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Japanese Summers are notoriously hot and humid. It’s the same story every year: After the coldness of Winter, we all look forward to that...

Today is one of those days... The day most expats in Japan dread almost as much as going to the Doctor or Dentist. At...

Spring and early Summer means relaxation, travel, and for many people, it also means a visit to an Onsen (温泉; natural hot springs).  As a volcanically active country,...
Chris Evans in his directorial debut

Known mostly for his portrayal of Captain America (which is breaking box office records with "Civil War" right now), Chris Evans has fought his...
Emergency personnel carrying wounded people from the wreckage

First you feel a little, almost imperceptible, movement. Just as you start to dismiss it as a figment of your imagination, it very quickly...

The word itai meaning "painful" is one of the first words one picks up living in Japan. That versatile little word can be used...