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Agatsuma: The Hidden Cabbage Within the Patch

September 25, 2013 | Guides | No Comments

Located in the northwest of Gunma, the Agatsuma District is very easy to miss on a map. You may have even driven through it on your way to Nagano Prefecture or Minakami without realizing it. But doing so would be a mistake. You’d be surprised at the awesome things to be found within this hidden cabbage. (more…)

A Guide to the JLPT

September 2, 2013 | Guides | 2 Comments

JLPT Application Information 2011Twice a year, hundreds of thousands of Japanese-studying hopefuls apply for the ever-challenging Japanese language self-evaluation test—the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). (more…)

‘Serious’ Cycling in Japan

May 21, 2013 | Guides | No Comments

You know that phrase “just like riding a bike?” I suppose the creator of this phrase found riding bikes to be the most natural thing in the world; even after not riding their bike for a long time, he or she could remember everything the second they started pedaling. Well, I envy them. (more…)