Author: Jim Rion
Jim Rion is an American who has lived in Yamaguchi prefecture since 2004. He works as a freelance translator, and has been an English teacher, business skills instructor, and freelance writer, as well.
He recently got his International Kikisakeshi (sake sommelier) certification and is trying to spread the word on Japan’s national drink.
Author’s Article List
- Reading Sake Labels – Fundamentals
- Getting Past the Intermediate Plateau
- Business Etiquette: Being a Good Visitor
- Self-Study: The First Step
- Japanese Summer
- Shikoku – A Natural Wonderland
- The JLPT and Alternatives
- Self Study: Selecting Materials
- Driving in Japan
- Garbage and You
- Volunteering In Japan
- Beyond the Big D: More great sakes from Yamaguchi Prefecture
- What’s That Noise?
- Beginner’s Guide to Sake: #1 – The Basics
- Western Japan Basics – More than just Hiroshima!
- Japanese Self Study: Mental Foundation
- Demystifying Honne and Tatemae
- Only in Japan: A few basic concepts to clarify the mystery
- The Secret World of Meishi
- Tottori – The Top of Chugoku
- Punctuality is Relative
- Shimane: Myth and Mountains
- Japan’s Fruitful Autumn
- Focused Reading for Language Study
- An Outsider’s View on Kohai/Senpai Relationships
- Finding Your Niche
- Okayama: Gateway to Chugoku and Shikoku
- Yamaguchi: The Root of Modern Japan