Anthony

Anthony

Writer / Translator


Originally from Riverside, California, I've been living, working, and writing in Japan since 2009. Japan has become my second home, and I'm especially fond of Shinjuku, Tokyo. That being said, I also love getting out into the countryside and exploring the entire country. Through Tadaima Japan, I hope to share the wonders of Japan with a wider, international audience. Check out my articles if you enjoy exploring on foot, convenient cafes, and affordable dining.

Articles

2019.09.13 NEW
What We Wish We Had Known Before Moving to Japan: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
In this roundtable discussion, we look back on our past in Japan to help you plan ahead for your future. Moving to a new country on a whim can be fun
2019.09.06
Escaping to the Edge of Tokyo on the Tamako Cycling Road
Living on the west side of Tokyo is affordable and convenient, especially if you live near Shinjuku. However, I often lament the lack of cycling infra
2019.09.03
Three Perspectives on Learning Japanese: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
As three authors from three different countries, we all share one common thread. We’ve all achieved a working knowledge of Japanese, and each of us ha
2019.08.27
Your First Day in Japan: The Ultimate Arrival Survival Guide
With the 2019 Rugby World Cup right around the corner and the Olympic Games in the summer of 2020, a record number of first-time visitors will be trav
2019.08.16
teamLab Planets: Immerse Yourself in Digital Art
After the international success of teamLab Borderless, it didn’t take long for the teamLab group to create a follow-up exhibition, teamLab Planets. At
2019.08.09
JR East Japan Station Work: Your Office on the Go
Although Japan's population continues to decline, the same cannot be said about Tokyo. Despite the government's best efforts, the nation's economy is
2019.08.02
The Best Places to Live, Work, and Play in Tokyo: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
Tokyo is massive. The megacity, which doubles as a prefecture, includes endless urban cityscapes, tropical islands hundreds of kilometers off the coas
2019.07.29
Shimanami Kaido: A Foolproof Guide to Enjoying Japan's Cycling Sanctuary
Seventy kilometers, six scenic islands, six massive bridges, and two prefectures—all woven together by a single blue line. This is the Shimanami Kaido
2019.07.29
The Toyosu Fish Market: A Behind-the-Scenes Experience with Restaurateur Nobutaka Tsuchida
In the fall of 2018, the world-famous Tsukiji Inner Market shut down permanently, and all of its primary activity was relocated to a brand-new facilit
2019.07.19
Breaking Down (Over) Kanji Part 2: The Two Most Popular Ways to Achieve Japanese Literacy
In the first part of this series, I outlined what it takes to become literate in Japanese, and like a mid-trilogy Hollywood movie, I ended up on a dow
2019.07.05
Breaking Down (Over) Kanji Part 1: An Introduction to the Challenges of Reading Japanese
For upper-intermediate Japanese learners, successfully reading blog posts, newspapers, and magazine articles can feel like winning what I call the "ka
2019.06.28
Things to Consider Before Moving to Japan: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
With foreign residents in Japan reaching record numbers, the Tadaima Japan team thought it would be a good time to reminisce about our halcyon days in
2019.06.25
The Natsume Soseki Memorial Museum: Celebrating the Life of Japan's Most Influential Modern Novelist
Natsume Soseki is a name that is immediately familiar to anyone who has endeavored to study Japanese. Born in 1867 in what we now know as Shinjuku, To
2019.06.14
Travel through Time at the Minato City Local History Museum
Tokyo is a city of cities, officially divided up into 23 wards. Each ward has its own unique character and history, however Minato Ward (also known as
2019.06.07
Clearing Up Misconceptions about Train Punctuality: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
Japan’s train system is legendary for its punctuality. Peruse any travel book or Japan-related website and you’ll find countless tales of how trains a