Friends in Hokkaido Picture yourself in a white room, light snow outside, standing in front of a chalkboard, wearing business casual – a tie today, though, to look respectful – 8 desks, 7 uniform wearing students, a 40 year old teacher next to you, and thinking of all kinds of crazy ideas to get students excited, not…
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Hafu – What It’s Like to be Half-Japanese in Japan A hafu, or haafu, 「ハーフ」 is a child of mixed parentage born of one full-blood Japanese parent and one non-Japanese parent. It’s a noun and loanword from English half used almost exclusively in Japan to openly address and describe those who are not full-blood…
An army of young men and women in Japan are spending their free time inside a world of their design constructed entirely within the walls of their rooms.
Kevin O’Donnell’s YouTube series Super Advanced Japanese is a comedy web series that teaches advanced Japanese learners practical Japanese with wit and charm.
Tucked into the mist that crawls in the foothills of Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido are secrets wonderful and disturbing to behold.
Among the most controversial of these secrets is the existence of bear farms.
Yamato’s punishment was to remain alone in the mountains of Nanae-cho in southern Hokkaido and learn to fend for himself among the dangers present in the limitless wilds of Japan’s northernmost island.
Na, or 「な」, is a sentence final particle in Japanese that helps you express the strength of your opinion or elicit a response from a conversation partner.
Hiragana is one of two syllabary writing systems in the Japanese language, collectively called kana, used to write the majority of native Japanese.
The Australian dress-wearing, metal-screaming Japanese sensation Ladybeard is finally bringing his one-of-a-kind gymnastic, acrobatic, and unbelievably complex act to American stages as he tours solo through the United States.
Despite the mountain’s reputation for claiming new lives every single year, two unbelievably brave souls have taken it upon themselves to push the limits of aging and climb the mountain from bottom to top successfully – and they’re both Japanese.