Japan Talk 1: Is there a Gaijin Pecking Order in Japan?

Japan Talk Session 1

Video Transcript Hey, this is Donald with the thejapanguy.com and welcome to the very first session of Japan Talk. Just really quick, what I want to do with this…the Japan Talk Videos, posts, etc. are gonna be purely about discussion: topics that may be a little bit touchy here in Japan, things that I read in my comments section or things I might come across on the web, things that I think we can have interesting discussion/feedback about. That way people can be get a better idea of what’s Continue Reading …

The Japan Guy Reviews…Mastering Manga by Mark Crilley

There it is, the very book that's helping me learn how to not suck so bad at drawing.

Quick Book Info Title: Mastering Manga with Mark Crilley: 30 Drawing Lessons from the Creator of Akiko Author: Mark Crilley Length: 128 pages 
Subject: A step-by-step guide to quickly learning the basics of manga-style art. Copyright: 2012 Price: $22.99 (USD) / $23.99 (CAN) Where to Buy: AMAZON (the book is up to 44% cheaper in the Amazon Store); please note that this is an affiliate link My Full, Mastering Manga Review... Did anybody else out there like to doodle as a kid? I Continue Reading …

Japanese In a Flash 2 – I Got My Grub On

Japanese In A Flash 2

Quick Summary Staying with a similar theme to the first flash, in today's flash we take a look at another food/eating-related Japanese expression "harahachibunme"「腹八分目」.  Find out more about this expression by first checking out the video above and using the transcript below to take a closer look if you need to.  I hope you find it useful. ENJOY!! JAPANESE IN A FLASH #2 TRANSCRIPT Hey, this is Donald and this is Japanese in a Flash 2. In our last Flash we talked about tabehoudai Continue Reading …

Japanese In A Flash 1 – Epic Proportions

Japanese Flash Epic Proportions

Quick Summary Japanese in a Flash is a new idea I'm testing to share Japanese in a fun and interesting way. This is a way for me to get some the Japanese I know out of my head and use it on a regular basis while (hopefully) helping some people pick up some things along the way. Here's the plan We'll do a 10-15 episode test to see how everybody feels about it. If you guys enjoy them, we'll make plans for a longer series. Deal? I'd love to hear your thoughts. Please don't be shy, as Continue Reading …

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 …