Niponica – Nipponia

Since I discovered during my studies that the japanese consulate general in Düsseldorf sends out a magazine, to promote japanese culture,  I made sure to receive every issue and read it with delight as soon as it arrived at my doorsteps (and it’s even free of charge!). The first Issue I read was Nr. 43…

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…

Japanese people react to the outrageous behavior of “monster” new company recruits

Originally posted on SoraNews24:
April is upon us again, which means the start of a new school and work year in Japan. So perhaps it’s fitting that Fuji TV’s morning informational show Nonstop! recently aired a segment about new company employees. But its focus wasn’t on just any new recruits to the workplace…it was about monster recruits! Read on…

Sunday Inspiration

While casually browsing through my facebook feed I stumbled upon a shared link of a fellow Japan lover and followed it to the SPLOID website. Embedded in the short article is the following video made by Scott Gold who visited Tokyo, Kyoto and Yudanaka in January with his wife. This video took me by surprise.…