Click on photo or link to read the feature Here’s what’s in the December 2020 Japanagram! • Seasonal Secret: The Japanese art of gift giving If there were medals for … Continue Reading DECEMBER 2020
If you recognize your email, congratulations! You just won a copy of Martin Cruz Smith’s December 6! If you think this is you, shoot a message to JapanagramJonelle@gmail.com and tell me if you’d … Continue Reading Did you win last month’s book giveaway?
For your New Year’s entertainment: An original round of Japan-flavored JEOPARDY Hello friends, it’s me, your virtual Japan Jeopardy host! Looking for a little fresh amusement? Throughout this long, long, … Continue Reading Let’s play Jeopardy!
OUT By Natsuo Kirino Setting & details: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Authenticity of Japanese characters & dialogue: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Translation quality: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Entertainment value: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐My recommendation: A fabulous thriller that skillfully conveys just how cold and ingenious … Continue Reading Book Review & Giveaway JANUARY 2021
This month’s destination: The Misotsuchi Icicles in Saitama prefecture Icicles of wonder ❄️ This secret Japanese pleasure isn’t a famous tourist destination—it’s really more of a pit stop along the … Continue Reading Beyond Tokyo JANUARY 2021
Japan’s pet obsession: Dogs in schoolgirl uniforms are just the tip of the iceberg In the land with the most rapidly shrinking birthrate in the world, it’s easy to see … Continue Reading Why, Japan, Why? JANUARY 2021
Setagaya Boroichi: The mother of all flea markets Let’s face it— we’ve all had a year of being stuck inside, getting rid of stuff that was oppressing us, and NOT … Continue Reading Seasonal Secret JANUARY 2021
Click on photo or link to read the feature Here’s what’s in the November 2020 Japanagram! • Why, Japan, Why?: Is it your lucky day? In Japan, here’s how they … Continue Reading NOVEMBER 2020
If you know someone who loves… This list of excellent books that I read (or re-read) this year have these three things in common: They’re compelling but not harrowing.The characters … Continue Reading My Book Gift List for DECEMBER 2020
If you recognize your email, congratulations! You just won a copy of William Gibson’s’s Idoru! If you think this is you, shoot a message to JapanagramJonelle@gmail.com and tell me if you’d like an … Continue Reading Did you win last month’s book giveaway?
December 6 By Martin Cruz Smith Setting & details: ⭐⭐⭐⭐Authenticity of Japanese characters & dialogue: ⭐⭐⭐⭐Translation quality: N/AEntertainment value: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐My recommendation: This is a fascinating snapshot of life in Japan … Continue Reading Book Review & Giveaway DECEMBER 2020
Nothing is weirder than Xmas in Japan The first Christmas I spent in Japan, my head whipped around in a doubletake at the Santa with reindeer right next to a … Continue Reading Why, Japan, Why? DECEMBER 2020
This month’s destination: YomiuriLand Let’s go see the millions of twinkling lights at Yomiuriland! 🎢 Even if you’re past the age when roller coasters and carousels thrill you, get thee to … Continue Reading Beyond Tokyo DECEMBER 2020
The Japanese art of gift-giving Since we’re careening into that present-exchanging time of year, I thought you might enjoy a peek into the Japanese art of gift giving. Not to … Continue Reading Seasonal Secret DECEMBER 2020
Have a special occasion coming up, and want to try something new that’s guaranteed to have your guests begging for seconds? These marinated pork tenderloin medallions are so deliciously tasty … Continue Reading Japanese Home Cooking DECEMBER 2020
Here are books to delight everyone on your list There’s no better escape than reading, and bookstores are the departure gates of 2020 Books are the perfect gift, because they … Continue Reading One stop shopping DECEMBER 2020