All About Japan

Diletta Fabiani

Diletta Fabiani

All About Diletta Fabiani
I moved to Japan in 2013 for my Ph.D in International Relations at Waseda University. On the side, I write all kinds of things: novels in Italian, live reports on the Japanese rock and Visual Kei scene, and articles about other fun stuff you can see and do in Japan.
What I like about Japan
Tokyo is an amazing city, full of things to discover. Visual Kei concerts are my energy refill. And Japanese men are cute.
Japanese Men + Western Women = Yes? No? Maybe?

Japanese Men + Western Women = Yes? No? Maybe?

While Japanese women hooking up with Western men is relatively common in Japan, the opposite isn't seen so much. Which begs the question: Why?

Why You Should Get a Line Pay Card Now

Why You Should Get a Line Pay Card Now

Are you really tired of paying those cash-on-delivery fees every time you order something online because no credit card company will accept you? If you have a Japanese phone number, the solution is right at your fingertips!

4 Things I Wish I'd Brought to Japan

4 Things I Wish I'd Brought to Japan

Don't know what to bring to Japan before you move here? Here's some handy advice from a self-described cheapo on how to make the best of your precious luggage space.

Stay Warm in Winter with Snowy Japanese Songs

Stay Warm in Winter with Snowy Japanese Songs

Once again, we look at the Japanese karaoke charts to bring you the most-sung snow-related tracks. Keep warm this season by singing along to these five hits, from the genres of J-Pop, rock and even 'enka!'

25 Snowy Visual Kei Songs

25 Snowy Visual Kei Songs

In need of a cool playlist to keep your visual kei spirit warm this winter? Look no further! We've got 25 snow-themed visual kei songs that are sure to warm your heart!

Have Yourself a Merry Christmas (by Yourself)

Have Yourself a Merry Christmas (by Yourself)

Are you far away from family and your friends too are busy, leaving you on your own this Christmas? No need to succumb to singles' sadness. We've got some helpful advice to help you enjoy the holiday while flying solo.

Japanese Christmas Food Traditions Explained

Japanese Christmas Food Traditions Explained

Why do many Japanese people eat frosted sponge cake and KFC fried chicken on the night before Christmas? Read on to learn all about this unusual tradition!

Amazing Japan in 20 Time-Lapse Videos at Night

Amazing Japan in 20 Time-Lapse Videos at Night

Japan always looks gorgeous, day or night, and we present to you 20 incredible videos across the nation that show how it looks when the sun goes down, from the countryside to mountains and even major cities like Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.

Halloween on the Cheap

Halloween on the Cheap

Halloween in Japan has become bigger, but that doesn't mean you have to spend big money to enjoy it!

A Shopper's Guide to Japanese Rice

A Shopper's Guide to Japanese Rice

Master the art of selecting the best rice for every occasion!

Tofu: The Hard (& Soft) Facts

Tofu: The Hard (& Soft) Facts

Ready to become an expert on the white, fluffy deliciousness that is tofu?

When Life Gives You Yuzu... Use It!

When Life Gives You Yuzu... Use It!

Ever wondered how to get creative with this popular Asian citrus? Read on for a list of amazing recipes!

¥100 Shops: What to Buy & What to Avoid

¥100 Shops: What to Buy & What to Avoid

Don't be blinded by that ¥100 tag, some things just aren't worth it!

Build an Earthquake Kit at the ¥100 Shop

Build an Earthquake Kit at the ¥100 Shop

Japan is well known as a country prone to earthquakes. Prepare for the worst without breaking the bank!

5 Creepy Japanese Children's Songs

5 Creepy Japanese Children's Songs

Read on for a compilation of seemingly innocuous children songs that, according to urban legends, hide a quite different meaning…

7 Cheap Izakaya Chains

7 Cheap Izakaya Chains

Want to go to an 'izakaya' but your wallet's as dry and empty as the Sahara Desert?! No worries, you can still enjoy the atmosphere of Japanese pubs on the cheap!

Izakaya: What to Eat If You're Vegetarian

Izakaya: What to Eat If You're Vegetarian

Don't let those meat-packed menus scare you! There are several tasty choices for the herbivores and health conscious out there.

Tokyo Dirty Cheap Clothes Shopping Tour

Tokyo Dirty Cheap Clothes Shopping Tour

You're in Tokyo and you want to buy clothes, but you've already spent all your money on tech gadgets, anime figurines and weird items? Then this article is for you!

20+ Free Museums & Art Galleries in Tokyo

20+ Free Museums & Art Galleries in Tokyo

All the culture you can get without spending a dime!

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