Dare to be Vulnerable

I've ruminated on this idea for some time now. It's one of those aphorisms that makes me uncomfortable, because it flies against... Read more »
| Journal |

Battleship Island Becomes a UNESCO World Heri ...

It's official! Sometime after 10pm JST on 5th July, the UNESCO committee decided that the 23 'Sites of the Meiji Industrial... Read more »
| Japan |

Finally! New English Road Signs in Japan!

Japanese Signs Romaji-English Change It's been a long time coming, but it seems Tokyo winning the 2020 bid for the Olympics and the surge in visits from foreign... Read more »
| Japan |

Top 50 Japanese Buzzwords of 2014

Continuing an annual tradition here on Gakuran.com, I'm back translating the Japanese buzzwords for 2014. Fresh new expressions... Read more »
| Japan |

Gaku-RUN-Man – Running the Tokyo Marath ...

Today is the Tokyo Marathon! I signed up on a bit of a whim, but after defying the 1/10 odds and being selected, I started... Read more »
| Journal |

Hi! I’m a Foreigner! Racist Party Mask

Anyone who has lived in Japan for a reasonable amount of time (and many who have just visited) will have had the pleasure of... Read more »
| Japan |

Gunkanjima Geocache

Geocaching is always something I've wanted to get into, but there's a lot of effort that goes into organising and maintaining... Read more »
| Haikyo / Ruins |

Documenting Adventures in 2014

Greetings fellow explorers! It's been quite a while since my last haikyo post - over half a year in fact. Although this one does... Read more »
| Journal |
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