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  1. What Japan Taught Me About Americahttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10076-what-japan-taught-me-about-america

    Growing up I never considered my home country to have much of a culture of its own. Elementary school textbooks described it as a "melting pot" of other cultures, or more accurately, a "salad." However, much to my chagrin, America does indeed have a...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: General
    • Language: *
  2. Attention-Hungry America and Shy Modest Japan: A Contrast of Entertainment Cultureshttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10094-attention-hungry-america-and-shy-modest-japan-a-contrast-of-entertainment-cultures

    What I'll just go ahead and say it from the get-go: American culture just doesn't have as many privacy or modesty provisions built into it as Japan does. We Americans all want attention and fame and all the bling-bling that goes with it. We post YouTube...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: General
    • Language: *
  3. Life in Japan - Why Americans Are So Fathttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10014-life-in-japan-why-americans-are-so-fat

    chip after chip after chip when I get started. At least the Japanese size cuts me off before things get out of hand. Pop Culture I grew up on soda. Actually, my parents called it "pop." Pop is essentially carbonated water infused with massive amounts of...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: General
    • Language: *
  4. How to Hit on Japanese Girlshttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10259-how-to-hit-on-japanese-girls

    The Foreigner With a Question Be the slightly-confused foreigner with a legitimate question regarding Japanese language or culture. This country is a wild and curious place bursting with mysterious wonders. It's so very new to foreign you, and a bit...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: General
    • Language: *
  5. How to Deal with Unwanted Attention from Japanese Menhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10338-how-to-deal-with-unwanted-attention-from-japanese-men

    and English Only To me, this seemed like the nastiest one of all. Being on a research program on Japanese language and culture, I was hoping to get as many conversation opportunities as possible. My level of the language was pretty decent at that time,...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: General
    • Language: *
  6. 27 - I Don't Get Ithttps://japanatron.com/?view=article&id=10255:27-i-don-t-get-it&catid=52

    No matter how long I live in Japan, there are a few things about this country and its culture that perpetually confuse me. I present my whine list followed by grinch-like groans.

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Podcast
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  7. 20 - Japanese Obsessionshttps://japanatron.com/?view=article&id=10227:20-japanese-obsessions&catid=52

    I discuss 6 Japanese obsessions that shed light on a culture that never fails to beguile me.

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Podcast
    • Language: *
  8. 19 - The Themes of Japanhttps://japanatron.com/?view=article&id=10221:19-the-themes-of-japan&catid=52

    I discuss several all-encompassing themes I've discovered during my time here that summarize Japanese culture and society very conveniently.

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Podcast
    • Language: *
  9. 17 - The Misunderstoodhttps://japanatron.com/?view=article&id=10211:17-the-misunderstood&catid=52

    I discuss four often-misunderstood things related to Japanese culture.

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Podcast
    • Language: *
  10. 16 - What Japan Taught Me About Healthhttps://japanatron.com/?view=article&id=10208:16-what-japan-taught-me-about-health&catid=52

    I discuss several things that Japan and its culture have taught me about promoting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Podcast
    • Language: *
  11. Polite but Direct Refusal in Japanesehttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/studying-japanese/10408-polite-but-direct-refusal-in-japanese

    Japan is a culture of indirect communication. When I first started learning Japanese, my teachers never failed to stress this. The language has countless examples of indirect communication via subtle queues that you just have to discern and somehow...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: Studying Japanese
    • Language: *
  12. Common, Unique, and Interesting Japanese Girl Nameshttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10325-common-unique-and-interesting-japanese-girl-names

    through coastal Asia, chances are you will pass through or very close to the islands known as Japan. It is a land rich with culture, tradition, myths, legends, and amazing discoveries. There are also many interesting names to be heard in Japan, and some...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: General
    • Language: *
  13. Tips For Learning a Second Languagehttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/studying-japanese/10327-tips-for-learning-a-second-language

    you say regarding the people and the nation attached to the language you are learning. Never bad-mouth the history and culture represented by the language—you will likely be learning with the help of native speakers in some fashion, and you do not want...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: Studying Japanese
    • Language: *
  14. Contemplating Japanese Language Schoolhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/studying-japanese/10340-contemplating-japanese-language-school

    schools are just what they sound like, a school where you primarily study the Japanese language, along with a bit of culture. The curriculum of most language schools is 3.5 hours a day, either holding classes in the morning from 9:00AM to 12:30PM, or in...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: Studying Japanese
    • Language: *
  15. Why Japanese Girls Are Hothttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/general/10041-why-japanese-girls-are-hot

    They're "Kawaii" Commensurate with Japanese femininity, the ultimate goal for a women in Japan is to be "kawaii" (cute). Culture is a major factor; however, genetics are in play as well. Japanese women have naturally soft features: rounded cheekbones,...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: General
    • Language: *
  16. Sept 2005 - Motorcycle Gangs, 3-Hour Lunchbreaks, Time to Move Onhttps://japanatron.com/blog/japan/countryside/10032-sept-2005-motorcycle-gangs-3-hour-lunchbreaks-time-to-move-on

    sometime. Or maybe I'll just keep my guitar amp turned up during apartment practice sessions. I used to think Japanese culture was quiet and reserved. The reality is quite the contrary. It may be quiet and reserved on the surface; however, like every...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Mondaiji
    • Category: Countryside
    • Language: *
  17. 33 - Japanese TVhttps://japanatron.com/?view=article&id=10354:33-japanese-tv&catid=52

    I discuss reasons why I both hate and love Japanese television and elucidate my professor-like ruminations as to why it is the way it is.

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: Podcast
    • Language: *
  18. Heavenly Japanese Flavors - Part 2https://japanatron.com/?view=article&id=10391:heavenly-japanese-flavors-part-2&catid=52

    With special friend and guest Pavi, we discuss my list of heavenly flavors and foods that I first encountered in Japan and/or strongly associate with Japanese cuisine: Goma - https://amzn.to/2Ij10K3 Anko - https://amzn.to/2IgVckn Mentaiko -...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: Podcast
    • Language: *
  19. Heavenly Japanese Flavorshttps://japanatron.com/?view=article&id=10390:heavenly-japanese-flavors&catid=52

    With special friend and guest Pavi, we discuss my list of heavenly flavors and foods that I first encountered in Japan and/or strongly associate with Japanese cuisine: Shouyu - https://amzn.to/2uE1Lvh Ponzu - https://amzn.to/2IjaIMy Yuzu -...

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: Podcast
    • Language: *
  20. 38 - Public Pools in Japanhttps://japanatron.com/?view=article&id=10389:38-public-pools-in-japan&catid=52

    My daughter's been really into swimming lately, so we've been spending lots of time at the local public pool. It seemed like an apt Japanatron topic, so here it is! Oh, and I tried video this time.

    • Type: Article
    • Author: Japanatron
    • Category: Podcast
    • Language: *
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