Writer: Jackson Lee
Jackson is a Hong-Kong born Canadian loving and living in Japan. His passions are karaoke, ramen (tonkotsu) and Doraemon. Why Doraemon? The story of a futuristic robot cat bringing gadgets from the future to make the mundane life more interesting was a huge part of his childhood and a pillar of his imagination. Finally he got to live in Doraemon's world! Well, Doraemon isn’t real but here he is now, and he loves it.
Beef rice bowls, or gyudon, are a staple of Japanese fast food. It dominates the cheap and quick eating option and you can easily spot one just behind every other street corner.
July 8, 2017
I knew absolutely nothing about Kyudou, but before I realized it, I had grabbed a friend and we signed up for classes within weeks.
June 17, 2017
For those out there who are interested in trying the elegant and meditative Japanese martial art of kyudou (Japanese archery), let me break down the approximate cost.
June 2, 2017
Being an ALT in elementary schools in Japan is more than just teaching English.
May 8, 2017
If those last words in the articles weren’t enough to surprise you and your friends, here is the final batch of 8 more that will blow your linguistic part of your brain away (or at least get a chuckle).
April 26, 2017
Today we will look at even more characters frequently used in Chinese and Japanese language each with unique differences. Part 1 had featured more everyday kanji, this one has some truly surprising cultural differences.
April 5, 2017
The kanji characters originated from Chinese characters, and while most of the meanings remain intact, a few specific words have somehow adapted completely different meanings.
March 16, 2017
Today we will take a look at how vastly different it is to teach at the Jr. high school level as an ALT.
February 6, 2017
Information is power, and at Disneyland, power equals FastPasses.
January 24, 2017
Grandmother’s wisdom, or Obaachan no Chie, is a common term used for a certain kind of knowledge that helps us out in our daily lives. Grandmothers aren’t here to solve the biggest issues, but to help us take care of ourselves with easier and smarter ways.
January 17, 2017
Customers who visit understand that the restaurant offers what you can’t find in many other shops of the same genre: unconventional creativity.
December 29, 2016
So how do you know if a ramen shop is worth your time and money? Besides looking up reviews, there are a few signs you can tell just from looking at the shop.
October 16, 2016