Convenience Store Human (コンビニ人間)

The Japanese convenience store. It’s a magical place. The second you walk into it, you realize this isn’t your convenience store back in your home country. The sights. The sounds. The smells. The large assortment of foods you have probably never seen before in your life. And that giant welcoming いらっしゃいませ!The Japanese convenience store is a marvel of the modern world. I’ll never forget my … Continue reading

Adam’s 25 Recent Japanese Book Recommendations

As you probably know, I read a lot of Japanese books. However, I’m not especially fond of writing about (reviewing) those books. I’ve done so in the past, but stopped over 6 months ago due to lack of motivation to continue. I want to continue, in a way that makes it easier on me, but still beneficial to you. So I will try the following: … Continue reading

5 More Comedic Stories Of Stressful Situations With Mental Health

Dr. Irabu is back. More patients, more problems, more comedy. His next novel 空中ブランコ contains the following 5 great short stories. 5. 空中ブランコ (Trapeze) Japanese level: ☆☆☆☆ Kouhei is a trapeze artist. He is the star of the show at his circus. He’s been doing it since he was a child. But for some reason lately he has been messing up his jump connection to the … Continue reading

4 Novels Showing When Your Career Doesn’t Go As Planned

4. 督促OL修行日記 (Collections Office Lady Training Diary) Japanese Level: ☆☆☆ When you are graduating university, sometimes it can be a relief just to have a proper job lined up. Nakamoto thought she’d be okay. She got a position at a credit card company. Her excitement died on the first day of work when she was brought to a giant open room of a few hundred … Continue reading