A Different Side of Japan

A Different Side of Japan

Warning: The following post is about the sex industry in Japan. Please be advised that there may be some content that could shock of surprise you. If you feel uncomfortable with the subject matter, catch up with me on my next post. Hello everyone! I’m not quite over my cold yet, but I’m back on … Continue reading

Medicine in Japan

Medicine in Japan

Hello all! I wish I could tell you that I’ve been doing exciting things over the past couple days, but alas, I’ve been cooped up in bed for the last few days. I’ve had a cough for about a week now, so this is me wearing one of the famous face masks: I didn’t understand … Continue reading

Announcement and Picture of the Week

Announcement and Picture of the Week

Hello everyone! Here’s a picture that I’d like to share with you: This is the National Noh Theater. You might be surprised that it’s so small, being the largest Noh theater in Japan. But Noh, unlike Kabuki, has a very intimate atmosphere. Noh typically only has a few performers, and very little props, if any. … Continue reading

Gender-bending in Japan

Gender-bending in Japan

Hello all! I hear it’s finally raining in Oregon. I’m kind of jealous, and getting a little homesick. I never thought I’d say it, but I wish it would start raining! I have already had many unique opportunities here in Japan. One of them was to see Takarazuka last weekend. Takarazuka is a very famous … Continue reading

Commuting: Every Man for Himself

Commuting: Every Man for Himself

Hello again everyone! The weather here has been crazy lately. Well, crazy by Oregon standards. Today it was actually warm and muggy, as well as rainy on and off. It certainly doesn’t feel like October here. I’ve been hunkering down and preparing for the cold but it just isn’t coming. It’s funny though, everyone carries … Continue reading

Patriotism/Nationalism

Patriotism/Nationalism

Hello again everyone! Today I enjoyed my first day off in a while, and I went to Shibuya with a few friends. However, our trip was cut short by two things. One is the typhoon that is currently sweeping over the area; I can hear it raging outside right now, and many of the trains … Continue reading