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

2019.11.08 NEW
5 Quick and Easy Tips to Make a Good Impression on the Japanese Business Scene
Learning all of the intricate rules that shape business conduct in Japan could take a lifetime. This is evidenced by the intimidating amounts of conte
2019.11.05
Event Review: How the Tokyo Motor Show Reinvented Itself for 2019
The Tokyo Motor Show 2019 was a desperately needed shot in the arm for Japan's premier automotive industry event, and this particular iteration is the
2019.10.31
How to Find the Right Doctor for You in Tokyo: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
In this third article in our health care roundtable series, my colleagues and I share more specific details about our individual experiences with the
2019.10.18
What to Expect When Seeing a Doctor in Tokyo: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
When talking to people who are thinking about moving to Japan, I’m often asked about the country’s healthcare system. A trip to a clinic or hospital i
2019.10.15
A Guide to Daikoku PA: Heaven on Earth for Fans of Japanese Car Culture
I’ve been a stalwart fan of Japanese sports cars since I was a teenager. So naturally, one of the first things I did upon arriving in Tokyo in 2009 wa
2019.10.07
What You Should Know Before Visiting a Dentist in Tokyo: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
Take a stroll through any part of Tokyo and you’re bound to pass several dental clinics. The city has more than its fair share of dentists ready and w
2019.09.27
5 Ways to Make Time to Study Japanese
Learning Japanese is one of the best things you can do to enrich your life and increase your chances of career success in Japan. However, learning a n
2019.09.24
5 Tips for Making the Most of BeerFes Yokohama, Japan’s Largest Beer Festival
Over the course of a decade, I’ve watched (and enjoyed) the rise in popularity of craft and import beers in Japan. When I first moved to Tokyo, I coul
2019.09.13
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 2020 Olympic Games right around the corner, a record number of first-time visitors will be traveling to Japan in the coming months. Despit
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