Talking About Japan

Talking About Japan – A Conversation with Foreign Residents – Long-distance running in Japan

Talking About Japan – A Conversation with Foreign Residents – Long-distance running in Japan

Spring is the perfect season to step outside to stretch those rusty…

Talking About Japan – Are you spending your summer vacation in Japan?

Talking About Japan – Are you spending your summer vacation in Japan?

Intense heat, stifling humidity––Japanese summers, particularly in Tokyo, have a reputation of…

Living in Kyoto History, quietness and convenience

Living in Kyoto History, quietness and convenience

We are sitting quietly outside on the wooden edge of Honen-in temple,…

Talking About Japan – A Conversation with Foreign Residents – Has Japanese cuisine real reasons to be trendy?

Talking About Japan – A Conversation with Foreign Residents – Has Japanese cuisine real reasons to be trendy?

Has Japanese cuisine real reasons to be trendy?   Japanese food has…

Talking About Japan – A Conversation with Foreign Residents [No.1]

Talking About Japan – A Conversation with Foreign Residents [No.1]

Station attendants shove limbs poking out from doorways back inside, trying to squeeze just one more passenger into the already overfull train cars... The foreign media often use this image of commuter trains as symbolic of Japan, portraying it as some strange rigorous test of endurance. We spoke with three foreign residents from Australia, Russia and China with actual experience of Japanese commuter trains, asking them what they thought of them compared with the situation in their home countries. Do Japanese commuter trains get a thumbs up , or a thumbs down?…