Japanisms Part 5: The Toilet Princess

If you’d like to remain under the illusion that women (especially Japanese women) don’t pee, poop, or fart, stop reading. Japanese women are very beautiful and modest creatures. In fact, even in the most private of places, they are still worried about being embarrassed. They would like to keep their softness and delicacy at the forefront […]

You look Japanese, but you aren’t.

I’ve never really felt like I fit in anywhere. Not in my entire life. (OK, that’s a lie, I felt like I fit in with my sisters… But then again, I don’t think that really ever counts…) I have always hovered somewhere on the outskirts of all the groups of people I’ve ever been around. […]

Japanisms Pt1: Beautiful Bento!

Per your request, I’m officially starting the ‘Japanisms’ posts. These are short posts that give you a glimpse into Japanese culture and life.  It’s not about the right and wrong of the thing, but rather the differences in culture:) So, Enjoy the Japanisms Pt1 today, “Beautiful Bento!” Before coming here, we’d heard the word ‘bento’ […]