All About Japan

Wendell T. Harrison

Wendell T. Harrison

All About Wendell T. Harrison
Actor, director and writer who called Japan home for nine years before moving to NYC. Lover of the stage and all things Final Fantasy. Hobbies include drawing, gaming, gym, and cooking (not simultaneously).
Pokémon Go Power Leveling Guide

Pokémon Go Power Leveling Guide

Having trouble getting to Level 20? We've got the tips to convince you that one man's trash Pokémon are your trainer's treasure.

Top 10 'Izakaya' Foods You Need to Know

Top 10 'Izakaya' Foods You Need to Know

If these foods aren't on the menu, you're probably not at an 'izakaya!'

Dress Up Your Dreary Office

Dress Up Your Dreary Office

Tired of staring at dreary, drab walls and your boring, messy desk? Let these items transform your cubicle into a lawn or a library!

Top 5 Burger Date Spots in Tokyo

Top 5 Burger Date Spots in Tokyo

Burgers can make for an excellent, unpretentious first date—if you pick the right spot. These five burger restaurants in Tokyo are sure to impress or entertain your special someone!

The Custom of Communal Cleaning

The Custom of Communal Cleaning

While the spirit of cleaning is taught in Japanese schools, the principle very likely originated in Zen Buddhism, and continues on into adulthood.

The Ins & Outs of 'Omotenashi'

The Ins & Outs of 'Omotenashi'

'Omotenashi' is often defined as the spirit of hospitality, but it encompasses so much more.

The Many Meanings of 'Mottainai'

The Many Meanings of 'Mottainai'

Something you might hear everyday in Japan is the word 'mottainai.' And without mincing words, we present to you three ways to use this useful expression!

'Yurukyara' 101

'Yurukyara' 101

Japan's cute mascots, often based on regional animals or foods, are known as 'yurukyara.' You've probably seen these fun and cuddly characters, but where did the idea come from?

A Fulbright Fellow's First Time in Japan

A Fulbright Fellow's First Time in Japan

Some of us came to Japan for work, others for fun and adventure. For Ari Beser, Japan held the answers to understanding his family's past and gave him the tools he needed to help shape the future.

Teaching at a Japanese University

Teaching at a Japanese University

For many, getting a job at a Japanese university is like hitting the teaching jackpot. What makes it so difficult, and why is it so highly sought after?

From English Teacher on Up

From English Teacher on Up

What can you do after teaching English in Japan? We highlight 10 unique individuals who were able to transition from the classroom to television, stage, sword arts, professional blogs and the silver screen!

How to Mind Your Business English

How to Mind Your Business English

Looking for a way to get out of the classroom and into the boardroom as an English teacher? This guide will give you the basics to know if it's right for you.

47 Souvenirs from All 47 Prefectures!

47 Souvenirs from All 47 Prefectures!

Traveling around Japan but don't know what souvenir to buy from each region? We've got you covered with this crazy list of our Top 47 'omiyage' from each of the nation's 47 prefectures!

Fukuoka's Fab Four Edible Omiyage

Fukuoka's Fab Four Edible Omiyage

If you can't make it out to Kyushu yourself, maybe you can get a friend to bring back one of these four famous confections from Fukuoka!

Quiz! Cherry or Plum Blossom?

Quiz! Cherry or Plum Blossom?

Think you know your 'ume' from your 'sakura'?

The Rise of Tokyo Fashion Week

The Rise of Tokyo Fashion Week

Move over Milan and look out London! Tokyo might just be the next fashion capital!

10 Intricate Ins & Outs of Train Etiquette

10 Intricate Ins & Outs of Train Etiquette

Japan is well-known as a polite society, and knowing the rules of etiquette is important to getting around Tokyo. With these 10 tips, you'll be commuting like a local.

The Power Wheels Kawasaki Ninja (Still) Rules!

The Power Wheels Kawasaki Ninja (Still) Rules!

Pow-Pow-Power through the cheesy music and relive this rocking retro ad from the '90s.

Because Ninja Need Naps Too!

Because Ninja Need Naps Too!

This themed capsule hotel in Yokohama offers ninja a place to lay down their heads.

Top 10 Ninja Characters in Video Games

Top 10 Ninja Characters in Video Games

See if you can recognize these stealthy agents of mystery from all corners of the video game world.

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