Dokkyô Daigaku

When I came to Japan for one year as exchange student I was enrolled in the Dokkyô Daigaku (Dokkyô University) in Sôka and spend the better part of my days on campus in the first half year for my studies. Though, to be honest, there wasn’t a whole lot of studying going on and it…

Afternoon in Harajuku

After our Lunch in Kita-Senju we made our way to Harajuku. Harajuku is one of my favorite parts of Tokyo, though I have to confess I haven’t been around an awful lot (which I plan to change now that I’m here to stay). It’s probably THE best known place in Tokyo for young fashion lovers…

Lunch in Kita-Senju

Kita-Senju is the transition point between Saitama and Tokyo even though Tokyo officially “starts” some stations before. It’s the meeting point of five different lines, the JR Jôban Line, the Tokyo Metro Lines Hibiya and Chiyoda, the Tôbu Isesaki Line and the Tsukuba Express, which makes it perfect to transfer between lines. Even though sometimes…

A Cheapo’s Guide to Akihabara

I’m sure most of you interested in Japan, especially those who plan to or have visited, know Tokyo Cheapo‘s Blog and have rummaged through their website. Japan is known as one of the most expensive countries, with Tokyo being one of the most expensive towns, and it can be daunting to think about all the…

queer japan

Originally posted on A Light to Look to:
I’m fascinated by the subject of homosexuality in Japan. That being said, I’m still navigating my way around the issues and history of homosexuality in Japan, so I’m not really an authority on the subject in any way. I’ve only spoken to a handful of Japanese people who identify as queer (the all-encompassing…