A compendium of all things Japanese: food, language, names, mythology,
what it's like to live there, how to get there, what to do once
you're there, and even why Japanese fan magazines are so very anxious
for you to know all the characters' blood types. It's still being
built, but in the meantime, enjoy what's here!
Summer in Japan - Summer
jobs in Japan, summer
camps in Japan, study-abroad
programs, and Japanese
summer immersion programs in the U.S.
Miso Soup for the Otaku
Soul - Japanese food for American fans.
Zozenawayone - A
site which explains all of the untranslatable bits of Japanese--all of
the zo's, ze's, na's, wa's, yo's, and ne's that anime characters pepper
their speech with.
No! No no no! - On the use of the word
"no" in the Japanese language; or, Why Japanese speakers have
to go away for a quiet lie-down when they see the name of your web page.
Japanese Blood Types and
Personality - Why are brooding heroes always type A? Why are ditzy
heroines always type B? How come we know this about them, anyway? New
and improved: ...So Western blood type theories mean that Sailor
Moon's a cavegirl?
Japanese Girls' Names
and Japanese Boys' Names
- Common Japanese names from the last century and a half, with a
list of the most popular names since 1994.
Geishas' Names - Geishas' professional
Huli Jing, Fox - Asian fox spirits in all their bibliographic glory.