Ama – The Pearl Diving Mermaids of Japa ...

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 »
| Japan |

How to Buy the Things you Love from Japan

Have you ever wanted to buy certain products from Japan but found it difficult to do so? You may not have realised, but there is... Read more »
| Japan |

Gakuranman: A History Through the Pages

Gakuranman is ten years old today! Okay. Technically 'Gakuranman' is much younger, since I only started writing under this... Read more »
| Journal |

Half Cat, Half Hoax?

Today a Kickstarter email landed in my inbox entitled 'Projects We Love: Stranger than Fiction'. As an enthusiast for the... Read more »
| Japan |

Don’t Compare Your Inside to Someone El ...

There's nothing new here that hasn't been said before. But, sometimes, it serves us well to be reminded of adages which embiggen... Read more »
| Journal |

Armchair Exploration: The Haikyo Story That I ...

Around this time last year, a rather interesting article crossed my radar. It hadn't been long since I'd moved to Tokyo to start... Read more »
| Other |

Dealing with Saudade

This time watching the recent novel-turned-film 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' brought it on. That same feeling of wistful... Read more »
| Journal |

Gakuranman Body Pillow – Available Now!

Between writing about haikyo, Japan and bioluminescence, I often just don't have the time to really address my readers... Read more »
| Journal |
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