Aya Francisco


    Tofugu Staff

    Aya is an illustrator at Tofugu. She draws for WaniKani sometimes too. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, taking care of her plants, and making doodles on social media!

    696 Art/Photography Published

    2023-08-10 The Best Hiragana & Katakana Learning Resources
    2022-12-27 New Japanese Learning Resources: Winter 2022
    2022-11-29 11 Japanese Expressions for Different Levels of Uncertainty
    2022-11-22 Katakanization: The Secret Rules of Converting English into Japanese
    2022-11-15 ばかり (Bakari) vs ところ (Tokoro): Two Ways to Say You "Just" Did Something
    2022-11-08 〜ている vs 〜てある vs 〜ておく: How Are They Different?
    2022-10-25 What is Yuri? Queer Women Content in Japanese Media
    2022-10-18 The Best Japanese E-Book Retailers for Japanese Learners
    2022-09-30 New Japanese Learning Resources: Fall 2022
    2022-09-13 The Best Japanese Language Learning Podcasts for Intermediate Learners
    2022-09-06 The Best Japanese Language Learning Podcasts for Beginners
    2022-08-23 Tofugu's Learn Katakana Book
    2022-08-16 How to Language Exchange Successfully
    2022-07-19 What is the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)?
    2022-07-05 Tofugu's Learn Hiragana Book
    2022-06-30 New Japanese Learning Resources: Summer 2022
    2022-06-28 Buying Secondhand Books & Manga in Japan
    2022-06-21 Secondhand Shopping in Japan: How To Get Fashion Items for Cheap
    2022-06-14 Secondhand Shopping in Japan
    2022-05-10 Reading 絵本 (Ehon) – Japanese Picture Books as a Japanese Learner
    2022-05-03 Japanese Graded Readers: A Primer
    2022-04-26 A Guide to Japanese Grammar Guides
    2022-04-19 Japanese Grammar YouTube Channels for Beginners
    2022-04-05 How and Why to Find a Japanese Tutor: A Practical Guide
    2022-03-31 New Japanese Learning Resources: Spring 2022
    2022-03-22 けど: Why Are Japanese Speakers Always Ending Their Sentences with "But"?
    2022-02-10 A Review of the HelloTalk App
    2022-02-01 Japan's National Healthcare Guide (From An American Perspective)
    2022-01-20 Japanese Vocabulary for Yoga: Movements
    2022-01-13 Japanese Vocabulary for Yoga: Body Parts
    2022-01-06 Learn by Doing! Start Your Japanese Yoga Journey
    2021-12-28 New Japanese Learning Resources: Winter 2021
    2021-12-07 How to Use こそあど Words to Refer to Things You Can't See
    2021-10-26 MEXT Research Scholarship: How to Get a Master's Scholarship in Japan for Free
    2021-10-12 Uchi and Soto: Complementary Concepts That Will Help You Learn the Ins and Outs of the Japanese World
    2021-09-28 New Japanese Learning Resources: Fall 2021
    2021-09-07 Futokoro — A Deep Pocket Full of Unique Expressions
    2021-08-24 あける, あく, ひらける, and ひらく: Differences Between Four Different "OPEN"s in Japanese
    2021-08-10 もったいない — The Japanese Virtue of Guilt-Tripping over Wastefulness
    2021-07-27 に vs で: Which Particle To Choose And Why
    2021-06-22 New Japanese Learning Resources: Summer 2021
    2021-04-29 中 vs 内: The Difference Between These Two Japanese Words for ''Inside''
    2021-03-23 New Japanese Learning Resources: Spring 2021
    2021-03-01 Japanese Books for Upper Beginners
    2021-01-19 Is あなた Polite or Rude?
    2020-12-22 New Japanese Learning Resources: Winter 2020
    2020-11-17 What Should I Call "You"?
    2020-09-29 New Japanese Learning Resources: Fall 2020
    2020-09-01 さすが Is Not Always a Compliment
    2020-08-11 よ and ね: What Do These Particles Really Mean to Japanese Speakers?
    2020-07-21 New Japanese Learning Resources: Summer 2020
    2020-07-07 は and が: What's the Difference Between These Japanese Particles, Really?
    2020-06-30 24 Other Ways You Can Say 考える
    2020-06-23 Beyond the Binary: A Queer Take on Gendered Japanese
    2020-06-16 Let's Think About "Thinking": 思う vs 考える
    2020-06-09 Coming Out in Japan
    2020-04-16 Making Sense of な-Adjectives and の-Adjectives
    2020-03-24 New Japanese Learning Resources: Spring 2020
    2019-12-17 New Japanese Learning Resources: Fall 2019
    2019-09-24 だ and です : Venturing Beyond Textbook Rules into Real-Life Use
    2019-09-20 New Japanese Learning Resources: Summer 2019
    2019-08-06 面: Counting Masks, Binoculars, Land, and Generally Anything that Has a Surface
    2019-07-30 How to Live (And Sometimes Work) in Japan on Working Holiday: The Ultimate Guide
    2019-06-25 New Japanese Learning Resources: May 2019
    2019-06-11 基: Counting Big, Stable Things
    2019-06-11 発: Counting Shots, Hits, Punches, and More
    2019-05-21 New Japanese Learning Resources: April 2019
    2019-05-09 カップ: Counting Cups and Cup-units
    2019-04-26 New Japanese Learning Resources: March 2019
    2019-03-26 New Japanese Learning Resources: February 2019
    2019-02-22 New Japanese Learning Resources: January 2019
    2019-01-03 年: Counting Years and Planetary Orbits
    2019-01-03 月: Counting Months
    2019-01-03 日: Counting Days
    2018-12-11 New Japanese Learning Resources: November 2018
    2018-11-19 時/時間: Counting Time and Hours
    2018-11-19 分: Counting Minutes and Edo Period Silver Currency
    2018-11-13 New Japanese Learning Resources: October 2018
    2018-11-06 回: Repetitive Actions, Regular Events
    2018-11-06 階: Floors of a Building
    2018-10-23 羽: Counting Birds, Bats, and Bun-Buns
    2018-10-23 冊: Counting Books
    2018-10-23 人: Counting People and Smart Animals
    2018-10-16 New Japanese Learning Resources: September 2018
    2018-10-02 本: Counting Long, Skinny Things
    2018-10-02 匹: Counting Animals, Bugs, and Wild Children
    2018-10-02 台: Counting Machines, Furniture, & Whole Cakes
    2018-10-02 枚: Counting Everything Flat
    2018-10-02 頭: Counting Those Big, Professional Animals
    2018-10-02 個: Counting (Almost) Everything and Anything
    2018-10-02 〜つ: Counting Everything and Anything
    2018-10-02 Getting Started with Japanese Counters
    2018-10-02 350 Japanese Counters Grouped by Usefulness
    2018-09-21 New Japanese Learning Resources: August 2018
    2018-09-19 Ganbaru: Fight! Do Your Best! Never Say Die!
    2018-08-21 Japanese Name Enders: More than Mr. and Ms.
    2018-08-14 Rendaku: Why Hito-Bito isn't Hito-Hito
    2018-08-03 New Japanese Learning Resources: July 2018
    2018-07-30 Japanese Numbers and How to Count ALL of Them
    2018-07-20 Yakiniku Meimon: Famous Japanese Meat for Famous People
    2018-07-10 The Meaning of Genki: Going Way Beyond "O Genki Desu Ka? Hai, Genki Desu."
    2018-07-06 New Japanese Learning Resources: May & June 2018
    2018-06-26 Renting Middle-Aged Japanese Men for Fun: A Review of Ossan Rental
    2018-06-12 Chotto: A Little Word with a Lot of Ambiguity
    2018-06-07 How to Make a Reservation in Japanese
    2018-05-30 Here are Your Options for Getting Internet in Japan
    2018-05-30 Pocketalk Handheld Translator Device: Reviewing it, and Using it in Japan
    2018-05-30 ili Handheld Translator Device: Our Hands-On, In-Japan Review
    2018-05-23 A Guide to Japanese Pronunciation: Sounds, Words, and Sentences
    2018-05-15 Getting Into 込む Compound Verbs
    2018-05-04 New Japanese Learning Resources: April 2018
    2018-04-17 Transitive and Intransitive Verbs in Japanese and How To Use Them
    2018-04-06 New Japanese Learning Resources: March 2018
    2018-03-16 New Japanese Learning Resources: January–February 2018
    2018-02-01 New Japanese Learning Resources: The Best of 2017
    2018-01-05 New Japanese Learning Resources: December 2017
    2017-12-28 Tofugu's Favorite Posts of 2017
    2017-12-19 What Makes a Good Japanese Translator?
    2017-12-14 New Japanese Learning Resources: November 2017
    2017-12-12 12 Ways to Answer Your Own Questions About Japanese
    2017-11-30 How to Get a Job in Japan: Advice from an Insider Expert
    2017-11-28 84: The Secret Members-Only Bar Frequented by Famous Artists, Musicians, and Nintendo Employees
    2017-11-21 "What I Use To Study Japanese" - Matthew Chozick
    2017-11-10 New Japanese Learning Resources: October 2017
    2017-11-07 "What I Use To Study Japanese" - Loretta "Kemushichan"
    2017-10-17 New Japanese Learning Resources: September 2017
    2017-10-10 Haiku: A Whole Lot More Than 5-7-5
    2017-09-19 New Japanese Learning Resources: August 2017
    2017-09-12 Japanese Sentences and the Best Ways to Study with Them
    2017-09-05 On'yomi And Kun'yomi in Kanji: What's the Difference?
    2017-08-22 Japanese Grammar KOTOKARA: The Definitive Guide
    2017-08-17 New Japanese Learning Resources: July 2017
    2017-08-10 "What I Use To Study Japanese" - Jonathan Kirk from Kanshudo
    2017-08-01 Learn Kanji with Radicals and Mnemonics: The Definitive Guide
    2017-07-27 "What I Use To Study Japanese" - Michael from Tofugu
    2017-07-25 New Japanese Learning Resources: June 2017
    2017-07-20 Spaced Repetition and Japanese: The Definitive Guide
    2017-07-20 Using the Keyword Mnemonic Method to Learn Japanese Vocabulary
    2017-07-18 How Kim Ahlstrom, Creator of, Uses Dictionaries to Learn Japanese
    2017-07-13 27 Katakana Charts: Stroke Order, Mnemonics, Practice, and More
    2017-06-19 "What I Use To Study Japanese" - James from ALT Insider
    2017-06-15 10 Secret Onsen (That Aren't so Secret Now That We've Told You About Them)
    2017-06-05 "What I Use To Study Japanese" - Adam from Jalup NEXT
    2017-06-02 New Japanese Learning Resources: May 2017
    2017-05-28 Boston Career Forum: The Ultimate Guide
    2017-05-23 "What I Use To Study Japanese" - Dogen
    2017-05-19 Japanese Learning Advice from Manga Translator Zack Davisson
    2017-05-11 "What I Use To Study Japanese" - Dan from Reajer
    2017-05-05 New Japanese Learning Resources: April 2017
    2017-05-02 Omiyage: The Gift You Have to Keep On Giving
    2017-04-28 Otonagai: Spending Your Adult Money on Kid's Collectibles
    2017-04-25 Mochi: Japan's Soft, Sweet, Squishy Snack
    2017-04-18 Tired of Teaching English: A Guide to Your New Career in Japan
    2017-04-11 Moving, Retiring, and Living Out Your Life in Japan
    2017-04-07 New Japanese Learning Resources: March 2017
    2017-04-04 Japanese Blood Types: And What They Say About Your Personality
    2017-03-28 How the Japanese Government is Killing Yatai Food Carts
    2017-03-21 Japanese Particle MONONO: The Definitive Guide
    2017-03-14 The 10 Best Onsen Resort Towns in Japan
    2017-03-07 "What I Use To Study Japanese" - Koichi from Tofugu
    2017-03-03 New Japanese Learning Resources: February 2017
    2017-02-28 Nintendo Collection Master, Isao Yamazaki
    2017-02-21 Japanese Particle KANA: The Definitive Guide
    2017-02-07 Why Japan Will Lose 20 Million People by 2050
    2017-02-03 New Japanese Learning Resources: January 2017
    2017-01-31 Japan's 10-Year-Old Philosopher, Published Author, and Grade School Dropout
    2017-01-24 Crispy, Crunchy, Crawly: Eating Bugs in Japan
    2017-01-17 Washitsu: A Japanese Room for Guests, Family, or Alone Time
    2017-01-10 How to Buy a New House in Japan
    2017-01-03 The 20 Best Anime Movies Not Made by Studio Ghibli
    2016-12-27 Tofugu's Favorite Posts of 2016
    2016-12-20 How to Score Yourself Ghibli Museum Tickets Before It's Too Late
    2016-12-13 State Shinto: A Religion Interrupted
    2016-12-06 Womansword
    2016-11-25 Tsujigiri: A Japanese word you don't see in other languages
    2016-11-22 Thanksgiving in Japan?
    2016-11-15 Tengu: The Japanese Demon That's Basically a Mini-God
    2016-11-11 Pocky Day: Celebrating Japan's Favorite Stick Snack
    2016-11-01 Making Your JET Program Recontracting Decision
    2016-10-25 The 13 Best Japanese Horror Films
    2016-10-18 Dajare: 13 Types of Japanese Puns
    2016-10-11 Your Step-by-Step Jikoshoukai Guide
    2016-10-04 The JET Program Senpai Triple Interview Throwdown
    2016-09-27 English Bulletin Board Ideas for JET Program ALTs
    2016-09-20 The Meaning of Itadakimasu
    2016-09-13 Kagaya Izakaya: Frog is Stranger Than Fiction
    2016-09-06 Japan’s Doujinshi Culture Of Creativity Through Theft
    2016-08-30 26 Etiquette Rules Every English Teacher in Japan Should Know
    2016-08-16 Higuchi Ichiyō: Badass Women in Japanese History
    2016-07-07 Japanese Tattoos | History • Culture • Design
    2016-06-06 How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Being Otaku
    2016-05-10 How to Type in Japanese (And Fun Characters Too!)
    2016-04-25 Chibi: The Japanese Word That's Cute And Offensive
    2016-04-18 How to Install a Japanese Keyboard
    2016-04-11 Wabi-Sabi and Understanding Japan
    2016-04-05 27 Hiragana Charts: Stroke Order, Practice, Mnemonics, and More
    2016-03-21 「『The Art Of、 Japanese Punctuation〜。』」!?
    2016-03-14 Chindogu: The Unuseless Inventions of Kenji Kawakami
    2016-03-07 The "Hiragana Mnemonics Chart," by Tofugu
    2016-03-02 Japanese Sign Language and Being Deaf in Japan
    2015-11-24 Tsundere: Understanding Anime’s Obsessions with the Cold/Warm Archetype
    2015-10-23 Bowing in Japan
    2015-10-15 Tsundoku: Japan's Word for 'Books You Buy But Don't Read'
    2015-10-13 Japanese Onomatopoeia: The Definitive Guide
    2015-10-08 Okonomiyaki – Japanese Soul Food at Its Finest
    2015-10-06 Meet The World's Only Hamburger Idol Group: Hamburgirl Z
    2015-10-02 Why Do Japanese People Say Moshi Moshi on the Phone?
    2015-09-30 The Gay of the Samurai
    2015-09-22 The Day I Met a Japanese Superhero
    2015-09-04 The Ultimate Guide to Citing Japanese Sources
    2015-09-03 The Best Teaching Resources for Superstar JET Program ALTs
    2015-09-01 I'm an Idol Otaku (and Proud of It)
    2015-08-31 Japanese Fluency Is A Race To Make The Most Mistakes
    2015-08-28 Japanese Homophones and How To Use Them
    2015-08-26 20 Differences Between Japanese and Western Schools
    2015-08-20 Plataku - The Takara Tomy Plarail Cafe Full of Trains
    2015-08-19 JET Program Survival Resources
    2015-08-15 The Language Hack Where You Learn 1,000+ Japanese Words This Week
    2015-08-14 Tsukemono! The Wonderful World of Japanese Pickles
    2015-08-13 How Monster Strike Conquered Japanese Mobile Gaming
    2015-08-11 Your Japanese Weak Point
    2015-08-07 The Unique Weapons of Ancient Japan
    2015-08-05 Umbrellas in Japan
    2015-08-03 JET Program Japanese Study: Setting Yourself Up for Success
    2015-07-30 Kaihou Souko: The Massive Japanese Secondhand Warehouse
    2015-07-29 4 Foreigners in Traditional Japanese Roles
    2015-07-27 The Daily Life of the Japanese Housewife
    2015-07-24 How to Plan a Cycling Trip in Japan
    2015-07-21 Huis Ten Bosch, The Dutch Theme Park in Japan
    2015-07-20 Interview with Chiptune Musician TORIENA
    2015-07-17 What the Japanese Royal Family Can Learn from Prince William’s Japan Trip
    2015-07-15 Ekiben! Japanese Food on Japanese Trains and Beyond
    2015-07-13 Questioning Japanese Creativity: Is Japan Really Creative?
    2015-07-08 Navigating Roppongi's Nightlife
    2015-07-06 Queen Himiko: Badass Women in Japanese History
    2015-07-03 A Japanese Citizen Studying "Abroad" in Her Own Country
    2015-07-02 Tonkatsu Shimizu, Kyoto's Rakugaki Bar
    2015-07-01 Anime's Great Deception – The Difference Between Anime and Cartoons
    2015-06-29 Ashigaru – Japan's Overlooked And Underappreciated Warriors
    2015-06-27 Why Reading Japanese Is So Difficult: The First Page Syndrome
    2015-06-25 The Butsudan Altar Drive-Thru
    2015-06-24 What Is a Butsudan? And Why Are People Paying $630,000 for Them?
    2015-06-23 Jet Program Culture Shock
    2015-06-22 The Books Behind Your Favorite Studio Ghibli Films
    2015-06-18 Emoji – Japan’s Talking Pictures
    2015-06-17 Go to (Japanese) Hells!
    2015-06-16 Kappa: Japan's Aquatic, Cucumber-Loving, Booty-Obsessed Yokai
    2015-06-15 What To Do After Arriving in Japan on the JET Program: A Checklist
    2015-06-13 The Kinugawa Robot Sex Museum
    2015-06-10 How To Pack For JET
    2015-06-09 The Secret Japan Air Self-Defense Force Gundam – And Other Stories
    2015-06-05 The Post JET Acceptance Checklist
    2015-06-03 Inside the Japanese TV Industry: An Interview with a TV Salarywoman
    2015-05-29 The Other Side: What Do Japanese College Students Think of English?
    2015-05-28 Tokushima Ramen Festival
    2015-05-27 Cats in Japanese Art - Printed, Painted, and Sculpted Felines
    2015-05-25 How to Write the JET Program Statement of Purpose Essay
    2015-05-22 Japanese Mushrooms: An Umamitastic World of Endless Flavor
    2015-05-21 A Day in the Life of a Japanese Monk
    2015-05-20 The Fabulous World of Japanese Socks!
    2015-05-19 How to Apply for the JET Program
    2015-05-15 Rice Cooker History, Features, Futures, and More
    2015-05-11 What Does Baka Mean? Japan’s Most Popular Profanity
    2015-05-08 25 Reasons To Join The JET Program (And 8 Reasons Not To)
    2015-05-06 Why English Is Hard and Japanese Is Easy
    2015-05-04 Interview with Sarah Feinerman from Design Festa
    2015-05-01 Japanese The Game: The Japanese Learning Card Game
    2015-04-29 The Dragon Ball Training Guide to Self-Improvement
    2015-04-27 A Tour of Shueisha, Japan's Largest Manga Publisher
    2015-04-22 Japanese Civic Duty: A Look at the Responsibility of 日本
    2015-04-20 Kanamara Matsuri: The Irony Behind the Infamous Japanese Penis Festival
    2015-04-15 Safety in Japan: Staying Alert in the World's 'Safest' Country
    2015-04-13 Interview with Araki Joh, the Best Selling Writer of Japan's Most Intoxicating Manga
    2015-04-09 Kiku-Masamune Sake Brewery and Museum
    2015-04-08 How to Learn Japanese from Songs
    2015-04-07 Japanese Body Parts Vocabulary and Idioms
    2015-04-03 Katsuobushi, The Dried Fermented Fish Rock That's in Almost Every Japanese Dish You've Ever Eaten
    2015-04-01 One Foreigner's Story of Becoming a Father in Japan
    2015-03-30 Learning Japanese from Kid's Anime
    2015-03-26 The Osaka Highway That Lives in a Skyscraper
    2015-03-25 Examining the Japanese Work Ethic
    2015-03-23 Story in my Hands – GAKUTEN Artist Spotlight
    2015-03-17 Interview with Japanese Let's Play Gamers Anijya and Otojya
    2015-03-16 Nihongo Sō-Matome
    2015-03-13 Japanese Loanword Phonology
    2015-03-11 The Meaning Of 国
    2015-03-09 Japanese Smoking Manners Posters
    2015-03-06 Why the Japanese Countryside Is Emptying
    2015-03-04 Choosing the Best Yokai Books for You
    2015-02-25 The Power of Japanese Math
    2015-02-23 The Ghibli Dictionary: Learning Japanese from Ghibli Films
    2015-02-20 Don't Get Sued! Libel, Slander, and Defamation Laws in Japan
    2015-02-19 Let's Nabe! A Beginner's Guide to Japanese Hot Pot Cooking
    2015-02-18 How to View Japanese Swords
    2015-02-16 Japan's Wild Boar Problem
    2015-02-13 Tokyo Travel Tips for the Neurotic
    2015-02-12 The Wonderful World of Kaomoji
    2015-02-11 Japan’s Sacrificial Lamb – The Okinawa Military Base Controversy
    2015-02-10 JET Program Interview: The Definitive Guide To Passing
    2015-02-06 Japonism: How Japan Shaped Modern Art
    2015-02-05 Hiroaki Sato's Legends of the Samurai
    2015-02-02 Showa Shinzan Yukigassen Tournament: The World's Scariest Snowball Fight?
    2015-01-30 Tanuki: The Canine Yokai with Gigantic Balls
    2015-01-28 Interview with Ken Taya, aka Enfu, the Master of Japanamericana
    2015-01-26 Why Quantity, Not Quality, Makes You Fluent In Japanese
    2015-01-21 Surviving Japan's Medical System
    2015-01-19 Ken Takakura and Bunta Sugawara: The Death of Yakuza Cinema
    2015-01-16 Japanese Horror Fiction: Emotions Unearthed
    2015-01-14 Japan’s Dependence on China’s Unsafe Food
    2015-01-12 Michi No Eki: Japanese Stamp Rally in Hokkaido
    2015-01-08 Christians in Kyushu: A History
    2015-01-06 Amezaiku: Japanese Candy Creatures Born from Sugar and Fire
    2014-12-19 Brian Ashcraft: A Scholar of Japanese Schoolgirls Studies
    2014-12-17 An Exclusive Interview with the Seikan Tunnel Stations
    2014-12-15 Wined, Dined, Brined, and Intestined: Acquiring a Taste for Japanese Delicacies
    2014-12-10 Spiders in Japan: The Tiniest Kaiju
    2014-12-09 Influent: The Virtual Language Memory Palace
    2014-12-08 Bushido: Way of Total Bullshit
    2014-12-04 Beauty is in the Language of the Beholder
    2014-12-02 Atari, Hane, and Monkey Jumps
    2014-12-01 Megane Culture: Japan’s Love Affair with Glasses
    2014-11-21 Rascal’s Secret Plan: the Raccoon Invasion of Japan
    2014-11-18 How to Find The Kanji Radical
    2014-11-17 The Unwritten Rules Of Job-Hunting In Japan
    2014-11-13 Invasion of the Species
    2014-11-11 Halloween in Japan
    2014-11-10 A Dictionary of Japanese Grammar
    2014-11-04 How to Find a Job in Japan as a Foreign Exchange Student
    2014-10-31 Who’s that Pokémon? Yōkai Edition!
    2014-10-30 The Skeletal Structure of Japanese Horror Fiction
    2014-10-28 Over a Thousand Years of Service: Japan’s Oldest Businesses Reign Supreme(ly Old)
    2014-10-27 Wasei Eigo
    2014-10-24 Japanese Seaweed!
    2014-10-21 Shunga: Japan's Ancient Erotica
    2014-10-20 The Life Of A Junior High Night School Teacher
    2014-10-17 The Minabe-Cho Government And The Rise Of Umeboshi Fascism
    2014-10-16 Japanese Legal Loopholes
    2014-10-15 Japan's Three Climates
    2014-10-10 Ono no Komachi and The Standard of Japanese Female Beauty
    2014-10-09 Japan's Garbage Disposal System Explained
    2014-10-08 Yakan Chuugaku: The Japanese Night Time Junior High Where The Uneducated Learn To Read Good
    2014-10-07 The Ultimate Guide To Becoming A Japanese Translator
    2014-10-06 How to Spice up Your ALT Lessons with the Nine Intelligences
    2014-10-02 10 Not-Japanese Foods Lost in Translation
    2014-10-01 Kamaboko - A Pureed Fish Cake Fit For Celebration
    2014-09-30 How to be a Japanese Translator with Susanna Fessler
    2014-09-26 Bishounen
    2014-09-25 An Interview with Medama-Sensei
    2014-09-24 The Japanese Name Satou And Its Rise To #1
    2014-09-23 How to be a Japanese Translator with Jonathan Lloyd-Davies
    2014-09-19 Abenomics 3 Arrows Explained
    2014-09-18 Interview with Japanese Ghost Expert Zack Davisson
    2014-09-16 How to be a Japanese Translator with Jocelyne Allen
    2014-09-12 The Cicadas' Song
    2014-09-11 Komainu: The History of Japan’s Mythical Lion Dogs
    2014-09-10 A Long History of Japanese Names
    2014-09-09 Kitsune: The Divine/Evil Fox Yokai
    2014-09-08 The Delicious Road: a Japanese Dessert Journey
    2014-09-05 Becoming a Child in Japan
    2014-09-04 Top 10 REAL Pokemon You Can Find in Japan!
    2014-09-03 Learn Katakana: The Ultimate Guide
    2014-09-03 How "Cow Poop" Became A Real-Life Japanese Family Name
    2014-09-02 Origami for Kids
    2014-09-01 The Road to Understanding Japanese Pottery
    2014-08-28 Ghibli’s Uncertain Future, Post-Miyazaki
    2014-08-27 Onigiri: The Rice Ball
    2014-08-26 Murasaki Shikibu: Badass Women in Japanese History
    2014-08-25 Weird Kanji
    2014-08-19 Yakushima: Shiratani Unsuikyo
    2014-08-19 Gaming To Learn Japanese
    2014-08-15 Peace and Japan
    2014-08-14 Let's All Get NAKED! Onsen and Body Image
    2014-08-13 The Ryukyu King And His Fantastic 1-Year-Long Parade
    2014-08-12 10 of Hello Kitty's Most DISTANT Relatives
    2014-08-11 The Social History of Ramen
    2014-08-08 Ryan Vandendyck: What It's Like To Localize Games To And From Japan
    2014-08-07 Five Ways To Experience Japan Without Leaving Home
    2014-08-06 Kato Kiyomasa and the Hosokawa
    2014-08-05 A Crash Course in Japanese Poetry
    2014-08-04 Namahage: Akita’s New Year’s Ogre
    2014-07-30 Takahiro Hotta - The Samurai Actor That Has Killed 10,000 People
    2014-07-29 How To Shoot A Samurai Film
    2014-07-28 Mastering the ALT Self-Intro Class
    2014-07-25 Surviving Sports Festival
    2014-07-24 Top Ten Real Life Kaiju of Japan
    2014-07-22 Traveling The Hidden Spots Of Japan With MATCHA
    2014-07-18 Karuta: Gotta Catch 'Em All!
    2014-07-17 Mimikaki: Ear Cleaning and Romance in Japan
    2014-07-16 Takarazuka's Crossdressing Starlets
    2014-07-15 The Many Japanese Calendars
    2014-07-11 Is Japan Really Conservative?
    2014-07-10 More Than Gaijin
    2014-07-09 Meet the Ogasawara Islands!
    2014-07-08 An Exclusive Interview with Matt Alt
    2014-07-07 Interview About Lang-8's New Service: HiNative
    2014-07-03 Noboru Iguchi: Master of Movie Mayhem
    2014-07-02 Rice: The Crop That Sparked the Tokugawa Miracle
    2014-07-01 Mr. Heavy Metal: An Interview with Marty Friedman
    2014-06-30 Learn Hiragana: The Ultimate Guide
    2014-06-30 Special Education on Japanese Special Education
    2014-06-26 Kobun (Classical Japanese) - Old Kana
    2014-06-25 Omamori: Protecting Yourself in Little Ways
    2014-06-24 Why Japan Laughs At Zombies
    2014-06-23 The Culture of Less Is More
    2014-06-19 City Life Outside Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto
    2014-06-18 All About Hikikomori
    2014-06-17 Unagi: Delicious Past and Dim Future
    2014-06-16 HELP! I Don't Know How to ALT!
    2014-06-13 Better Than Pokémon!?
    2014-06-12 Tomoe Gozen: Badass Women in Japanese History
    2014-06-11 Making Traditional Tenugui With Cloth Artisan Takimoto Somesho
    2014-06-05 The Empire Built On Egg Shells
    2014-06-04 TanKuma - Raw Egg On Rice Restaurant
    2014-06-04 Raw Egg On Rice Is A Japanese Feast
    2014-06-02 A Beginner’s Guide to Shōchū
    2014-05-29 Japan’s Solar Revolution
    2014-05-28 Kobun (Classical Japanese) & Honorifics
    2014-05-27 Shopping in Tokyo - A Shopaholic's Guide
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    2014-05-23 Is That A Marimo In Your Pants Or Are You Just Happy To See Me?
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