Jul 13, 2021life
An Introduction to Japanese Bento

The idea of bento (obento vs.bento is a matter of formality, 'obento' is more formal) is nothing unusual — boxed lunches exist just about anywhere. The main difference in Japan is how widespread it is, and how ingrained it is in the culture. Packing lunch happens everywhere, but it's an entire class of meal in Japan, partly because of the amount of time people spend away from home at work or school.

Apr 13, 2021life
How to Live in Japan on a Budget

Today, we'll be looking at some tips on how to save money in Japan. Part of this has to do with cost of living staying more or less the same while a lot of people have less work than before, but really, it's useful to know anyway.

Apr 5, 2021life
The possibilities and appeal in Vtubers and the future of Japan’s entertainment

In the past few months, there are probably more people watching videos on their smartphones and tablets. I’ve personally spent about 20% more time watching videos on YouTube and Amazon Prime Video.

Feb 15, 2021life
How to Eat Cheap & Healthy Food in Japan

Here are our hot tips for cheap but healthy eating in Japan.

Jan 5, 2021life
Good coffee for good engineers

Among engineers, there are probably many people who haven’t really left home in a few months. Particularly in US IT work, there have been moves to reduce the amount of required in-person attendance, shrink offices, and focus on remote work.

Dec 21, 2020life
Akihabara exploration series - Meeting the maids in a maid cafe
'Welcome, master!' As you've p...
Dec 15, 2020life
Only in Japan: One-of-a-Kind Quirk

If you’re new to Japan, there are many quirks and unique experiences here that might be surprising to a first-timer. One of the reasons for this is that Japan is, yes, very different from a lot of other countries. Another, for western visitors, is that it might be your first time in a wildly different culture.

Nov 6, 2020life
Nightlife in Japan

Especially in the big cities a night out is common after work on any day of the week and not restricted to the weekend. In this article we will introduce your main nightlife options in Japan, including the best locations for food, drink, song, and dance.

Oct 13, 2020life
How to Stay Fit in Japan

Living abroad is exciting, but inevitably adapting to a new culture and language has its own stresses and strains. One of the best ways to maintain your physical and mental wellbeing is to get regular exercise, and of course your diet is important too.