Finally! New English Road Signs in Japan!

Japanese Signs Romaji-English Change It's been a long time coming, but it seems Tokyo winning the 2020 bid for the Olympics and the surge in visits from foreign... Read more »
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Gaku-RUN-Man – Running the Tokyo Marath ...

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Today is the Tokyo Marathon! I signed up on a bit of a whim, but after defying the 1/10 odds and being selected, I started... Read more »
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Hi! I’m a Foreigner! Racist Party Mask

gaikokujin Anyone who has lived in Japan for a reasonable amount of time (and many who have just visited) will have had the pleasure of... Read more »
| Japan |

Gunkanjima Geocache

Geocaching is always something I've wanted to get into, but there's a lot of effort that goes into organising and maintaining... Read more »
| Haikyo / Ruins |

Documenting Adventures in 2014

Greetings fellow explorers! It's been quite a while since my last haikyo post - over half a year in fact. Although this one does... Read more »
| Journal |

The Japanese Zeitgeist: 10 Buzzwords of 2013

gakuran_2 As a followup to my popular Top 50 Buzzwords of 2013, Anthony Joh, director at Gaijinpot and producer for the well-known Tokyo... Read more »
| Japan |

Top 50 Japanese Buzzwords of 2013

giant-squid-deep-sea In what's become something of an annual tradition here on, I'm back again analysing the Japanese words of the year -... Read more »
| Japan |

Ama – The Pearl Diving Mermaids of Japa ...

maraini9 One of the lesser-known but fascinating parts of Japanese culture is that of the Ama pearl divers. Ama (海女 in Japanese),... Read more »
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