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Continuing a Legacy

Male Adoption in Japan Here’s something that might come as a big surprise to most people: Japan has one of the highest adoption rates in...

The Art of Celebrating Summer in Japan

Attending one of the many Summer Festivals in Japan -By Achim Runnebaum The word Matsuri (祭) in Japanese means holiday or festival, and is synonymous with...

Eat Like a Viking

The term All-you-can-eat is a cumbersome, mouthful of a word. Buffet is a good substitute, but not entirely accurate as some buffets are not...

Nippon’s Digital Numerology: The Pocket Bell

In the 1990s while I was awkwardly transitioning from childhood to adulthood, the world was in the throes of another strange transitional period between...

Hunting & Gathering Truths vs. Farming Lies

Japan is a very unique country in many respects, and has even been called "Planet Japan" by some. Having been more or less isolated...