Why Japanese Food Isn’t THAT Healthy, but the Japanese Lifestyle Is; My Experience

Japan currently has the highest life expectancy in the world. Every time I plan out a new article on this site, I do a search analysis to see what people are searching around the world about Japan everyday. Overwhelmingly, the question that appears at the top of almost every auto fill result and SEO pageContinue reading “Why Japanese Food Isn’t THAT Healthy, but the Japanese Lifestyle Is; My Experience”

Can you Live in Japan Without Speaking Japanese? My Experience

You’ll hear a lot of conflicting answers for this, depending on who you ask. I would say that, especially in Tokyo, it is entirely possible to survive in Japan without Japanese, but…just because it’s possible, that doesn’t mean life in Japan without Japanese ability is very practical or fun. Let’s get into it! So, canContinue reading “Can you Live in Japan Without Speaking Japanese? My Experience”

Studying at Japanese University: One Strange Experience I Had

A bit about what I will cover in this article After going over my experience studying in a Japanese university “zemi” course, I will go over some…strange things I noticed on a class field trip, including…bath time communication. Yeah…you read that right. Let’s get started! A bit about my background and University Zemi’s in JapanContinue reading “Studying at Japanese University: One Strange Experience I Had”

Is it Okay to Use Manga to Study Japanese? My Experience

While I don’t read manga as much anyone after having lived in Japan going on 7 years now (now i’m living the manga?), I have used manga regularly in my Japanese study routines. In my 8 years of studying Japanese, I found that manga can be used to study Japanese in a pretty specific way.Continue reading “Is it Okay to Use Manga to Study Japanese? My Experience”

Anime Recommendations From a Guy in Japan Who Isn’t Really Into Anime. Which Anime Should You Start With?

If you are a looking for a few options, here you go! In this article I go into why I recommend each anime, as well as my experience discovering anime in my late teens and early 20’s. Here are a few anime you should start with In my opinion the first anime you should startContinue reading “Anime Recommendations From a Guy in Japan Who Isn’t Really Into Anime. Which Anime Should You Start With?”

My Experience; What is the Best Way to Learn Japanese Outside of Japan?

I’ve personally wasted a lot of time on inefficient Japanese study habits over the years, in particular before I moved to Japan. I believe that the best way to learn Japanese effectively outside of Japan, in my experience, is to provide yourself with an environment of ‘active immersion.’ So, how can you do this? InContinue reading “My Experience; What is the Best Way to Learn Japanese Outside of Japan?”

Why Are There Still Arcades in Japan? My Experience

Japan’s living conditions being what they are, small homes and paper-thin walls are not uncommon. Because of how Japan’s infrastructure gradually shifted to accommodate a more population-dense society, many facets of Japanese life are designed to be enjoyed primarily outside of the home. This includes arcades! The reason why there are still arcades in Japan?Continue reading “Why Are There Still Arcades in Japan? My Experience”

Why Does Japan Use So Much Packaging? My Experience With Japan’s Food Sharing Culture

There are many factors for why Japan uses so much packaging. A cultural tendency to want to easily share snacks one of these reasons, along with Japan’s views on hygiene and common eating practices. Throughout this article I will go over my own experiences living in Japan, and some things I have I noticed. TheContinue reading “Why Does Japan Use So Much Packaging? My Experience With Japan’s Food Sharing Culture”

What’s it Like Dating in Japan? My Experience

Dating is an interesting topic, because it may be one of the biggest differences I have noticed culturally. There are a few main concepts that are crucial for your ability to understand the timing of things here; tatemae, as well as kokuhaku. I learned these things through trial and error while living in Japan. TheContinue reading “What’s it Like Dating in Japan? My Experience”

Some Interesting Japanese Culture in Nintendo Games

Nintendo has a long history as a traditional Kyoto company that originally manufactured hanafuda cards. Nintendo has a long history of dabbling in different cultural arena’s that have now become staples of Japan. In this post, I will go over some of the interesting Japanese culture I have noticed in Nintendo games as a bilingualContinue reading “Some Interesting Japanese Culture in Nintendo Games”