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

2020.03.24
Tokyo 2020: Make the Most of a Spring like No Other
At a time when Tokyo residents would normally be poised to flood the city’s parks for grand hanami parties, the government of Japan has asked potentia
2020.03.16
Shibuya Scramble Square: Tokyo’s Newest Rooftop Observation Deck
Location, location, location. It should come as no surprise that this classic real estate adage also applies to skyscraper rooftop observation decks.
2020.03.06
How to Learn Japanese the SMART Way
When learning Japanese, motivation and excitement is highest when you’re a beginner. It’s easy to chart your progress, and your world noticeably expan
2020.03.02
Tips and Thoughts on Cycling in Japan: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
So far, the Tadaima Japan team has tackled the highs and lows of using trains and automobiles in Japan. For this roundtable discussion, we’re sharing
2020.02.28
3 Applications That Will Help You Read Japanese
After coming to grips with the soul-crushing inevitability of having to memorize over 2000 kanji characters, the next wall of frustration that Japanes
2020.02.27
5 Unforgettable Japan Travel Experiences
If you live in Japan long enough, fond memories and unforgettable experiences tend to pile up like plates at an all-you-can eat conveyor belt sushi re
2020.02.26
Tips and Thoughts on Driving in Japan: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
Japan is famous for its comprehensive, efficient, and punctual (for the most part) public transportation system. However, when it comes to reaching mo
2020.02.21
5 Experiences within Walking Distance of the New National (Olympic) Stadium
The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will be here before we know it, and if you’re lucky enough to have tickets for this historic event, chances are you’ll be
2020.01.29
The 3 Most Useful Japanese Learning Apps on My Phone in 2020
I've been augmenting my Japanese studies with technology ever since I brought my trusty iPhone 3G from the States to Japan when I moved here in 2009.
2020.01.17
Japan Origin Stories: How, When, and Why We Came to Japan
With a combined experience of nearly 35 years living and working in Japan, Amelie, David, and I figured it was high time we had a roundtable discussio
2020.01.14
The 5 Most Effective Flash Card Programs for Learning Japanese
Everyone who studies Japanese uses different methods, techniques, and tools to achieve mastery. However, ask around, and you'll find that most learner
2020.01.06
Three Days in Kamiyama, Tokushima: A Rural Revitalization Success Story
Ryuji Nakayama is a man on a mission. After toiling away for 21 years as one of Japan’s salarymen, Nakayama-san found himself captivated by the alluri
2019.12.16
A Conbini Lunch on the Go: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
Japanese convenience stores, known locally as “conbinis,” are legendary for their amazing selection of tasty treats. Conbinis are an obvious choice wh
2019.12.09
Rikugien: Experiencing History and Tradition under the Autumn Leaves
Rikugien is one of nine Tokyo Metropolitan Cultural Heritage Gardens and one of the most popular spots in the city to enjoy Japan’s famed autumn color
2019.11.29
Dealing with Medical Emergencies in Japan: A Tadaima Japan Roundtable Discussion
In this epilogue to our health care roundtable series, my colleagues and I discuss what to watch out for when you need urgent care in Japan. Once agai