October 23, 2018
Japan is an island country surrounded on all sides by the sea. It's also one of the world's largest economies, with goods flowing in and out of the country by ship. That means its coasts are lined with lighthouses, which play an essential role in guiding those ships...
October 16, 2018
School Sports Days
Once a year, students across Japan take part in their schools' sports day. Participants range from kindergarteners participating for the first time to high school seniors determined to leave their mark. This isn't just a big day for the children, but for their parents...
What makes Japanese hot springs so great? What makes a haunted house fun? What’s a cool place in Tokyo to grab a drink? Peter Barakan picks five shows that made a big impression on him.
Peter Barakan is a Tokyo-based freelance broadcaster, who has been creating and presenting radio programs featuring an eclectic mix of music for 35 years. Born in London in 1951, he studied Japanese at the University of London’s School of Oriental and...
Born in Washington, D.C. in 1973, Matt’s interest in Japan was first kindled by robot toys in his childhood. These days the whole world loves anime, sushi, and countless other aspects of Japanese culture, but things were quite different back then. After majoring...
Emma is a British actor from London who is based in Japan. Her interest in acting started when she was very young, and she had roles in lots of productions at a drama club associated with the Theatre Royal Norwich. She studied acting at Mountview Theatre...