What Can I Help You With?

Japan Topics Poll 2014

In an effort to be more useful on the Japan Guy blog, I've decided to ask you all a VERY important question. "How Can I Help You?" This quick, one-question survey is a start to helping me to get a better idea of what kind of things you guys want to see/learn. I'll do my darndest to provide the stuff people wanna see. Please take a brief minute to answer today's one-question survey. I SINCERELY APPRECIATE YOUR HELP! Donald Which Japan-Related Topic Do You Want to Know MOST About? Continue Reading …

Japanese Sushi Knowledge Quiz Answers!

Answers to the Japan Guy Susi Quiz

Okay, it's the moment of truth, time to see how you did on your sushi quiz. This is a SUPER short post, but here are all of the answers to the Sushi Knowledge Quiz: Thank you for playing! See you next post everybody. Continue Reading …

The 8 Standards Of Japanese Beauty

Ayase Haruka Smiling

One of the great things about being in Japan for as long as I have is that I’ve gotten to have some pretty fascinating discussions about Japan and why certain aspects of the culture are the way they are. A subject that’s been discussed and rehashed, time and time again, is the discussion on what makes a woman beautiful. Before you call me a chauvinist and put my head on a spike, please hear me out. I’ve had these conversations with more Japanese women than I have with Japanese men because it’s Continue Reading …

The Japanese Sushi Knowledge Quiz

Japanese Sushi Knowledge Quiz

When you think of Japanese cuisine what food comes to mind? For many people, it's sushi. What is sushi exactly? Sushi in its most basic form is a usually* cut of raw, hopefully fresh, fish laid on a small bed vinegared rice. Sushi can also be a small cut of raw fish wrapped into a rice/seaweed roll. *Not all sushi has to be fish :) There are sushi styles that are unique to Japan and ones that are unique to the U.S.. Though the styles can be different both can extremely delicious. In Continue Reading …

10 Reasons Japan Is Still Stuck In the 80′s

Big 80's hair at it's finest.  Go to Kabukicho and you may be able to find hair that's eerily similar.

Many a foreigner will confess that Japan can be a super easy place to live. For those who have been here for maybe two years or longer, you may start to experience that cycle. You told your family and friends that Japan was temporary, that you'd just be here for a year. One year becomes two, two years become three, three becomes five. Five years become ten years, a wife, kids, and the desire to stay in Japan for the rest of your life. If you’re not careful, Japan can become this mellow, Continue Reading …