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 »
| Japan |

How to Buy the Things you Love from Japan

tenso-square-300 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-history-through-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?

half-cat-book 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 ...

finding-oneself 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 ...

gonehome_1600x900 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

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!

gakuranMANLYman 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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