Mark Kennedy is a native of Chicago who has spent more than 20 years living, studying and working in Japan before deciding to retire to the idlic countryside of Oita. Mark is a lifelong student of the Japanese language and culture and loves to travel throughout the country. He also is the author behind the "Real Gaijin" Substack and podcast.
Considering the popularity of six-sided watermelon, it was only a matter of time before Japan’s key dietary staple would be transformed into…
June 9, 2021
Pitch your tent–figuratively–at the upscale Hilton Tokyo Odaiba together with Coleman to help ride out the pandemic.
June 3, 2021
As the coronavirus rages on and everyone is told to stay at home, an odd “how to video” has achieved more than…
May 8, 2021
Forbes recently published their annual list of the 50 wealthiest people in Japan, but who are they? And how did they get…
April 29, 2021