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A night at the Robot Restaurant

Let’s talk about the Robot Restaurant, a tourist attraction that has gathered many of the intensely Japanese elements of Tokyo and rolled them up into a tightly…

Take a beach break in Kamakura

What do you get when you mix a giant Buddha, a volcanic beach and a Fourth of July holiday? An excellent weekend away, that's what. We celebrated…

Japan's Internationalization and the English Language

SNA (Tokyo) -- David Satterwhite explains the successes and failures of Japan's internationalization, especially its struggles with the English language. Camera and video editing: Sam King. Series…

Japanese Banks and the Dakota Access Pipeline

SNA (Tokyo) -- Activists call on three major Japanese banks to disinvest from the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Three Big Ways to Save Money on Your Expat Taxes

When it comes to filing an expat tax return as an American living in Japan, you’re probably wondering how you can save the most money on your…

November 3, 2016 is "Culture Day" public holiday in Japan

The present Constitution of Japan was officially made public in 1946. Two years later, the date was made into a holiday to uphold the ideals of the…

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