Unlocking Sports Opportunities in Japan

If you are a student-athlete who plans to pursue your sport at the highest level during your university years, chances are you’re quick to pit the US as your number one destination. But before you jump the gun on the … Read More

3.11 Ken Watanabe NHK doco

10 Years On: Impressions of NHK’s 3.11 Special, “A Compassionate View: The decade since the Great East Japan Earthquake”.

NHK’s new documentary: “A Compassionate View: The decade since the Great East Japan Earthquake”, presents a poignant depiction of the way life has recovered in the 10 years since the massive earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011, or as … Read More

Picture with Furukawa Motohisa and Tyson Mauk

My Unforgettable Experience Working In The Japanese Diet During COVID-19

Tyson was one of two fellows apart of the Australian National Universities’ National Parliamentary Fellowship Program. The program saw him working within the Japanese Diet in both the Opposition and Ruling Parties as he researched Japanese Foreign Policy. The program, … Read More

Essential tips for taking photos in Japan

Japan offers beautiful opportunities for photo-taking, be it vibrant cherry blossoms in spring, colourful fireworks in summer or glistening snow-capped mountains in winter. Japan is generally tolerant of photography, but there are however many places where photographs should not be … Read More

Interview with JET Programme Coordinator for International Relations: Leianne Chen

Every year young people come from around the world to work in Japan as a part of the JET program. The JET Programme, an initiative by the Japanese government, aims to promote grass-roots international exchange between Japan and other nations. … Read More

Pocket Wi-Fi or Sim Card? Choosing the right way to connect with Japan

Anyone’s first day in the big and bustling city of Tokyo is without a doubt daunting. Trying to understand that spaghetti maze they call the subway is the first hurdle. Then, the next is navigating it all while millions of … Read More

3 Ways To Unlock Career Success In Japan

Welcome to a beginner’s guide to Japanese business etiquette. Known for its unique cultural practices, unlocking career success in Japan can be a considerable hurdle for many. Nikkei Asian Review, in particular, found that many foreigners face significant cultural challenges … Read More

5 Youtube Channels to boost your Japanese to the next level!

Ahh, YouTube, possibly the greatest source of procrastination for all things learning, especially language learning. Sometimes, going through textbooks, Anki flashcards and writing that one kanji 100 times can get a bit tiresome. Which is why I strongly believe in … Read More