AirBnB in Japan to Never be the Same Again!

What’s happening with AirBnB in Japan this month?

I just a few weeks ago put in a reservation for Sasha’s Mom to come out and see us later this month (June 2018). But just today I got an e-mail from AirBnB basically stating. HEY! The Japanese government just got rid of a bunch of competition, people can not freely rent out their apartment or homes any longer… without a… LICENSE! Go figure. This seems to be another punch to the gut for free markets and competition. Lyft and Uber are not allowed here in Japan either, go figure.

There are some people that will end up with a license, but no doubt they will charge out the roof for a place now. Hostel’s still seem to be functioning okay. I guess we’ll see if this truly is the death of AirBnB in part here in Japan.

Read More

Autumn Colors in Tohoku

東北の秋

Learn more about Tohoku : https://tohoku-japan.jp/
Find another Japan in Tohoku. Explore the seasonal beauty of Japan’s northeast.
Turn on subtitles and the shooting location will be displayed.
字幕をONにすると、撮影地が表示されます。

Better Ways to Learn Japanese Fluently

The Tohoku region is an area that consists of Aomori Prefecture, Iwate Prefecture, Miyagi Prefecture, Akita Prefecture, Yamagata Prefecture, Fukushima Prefecture, and Niigata Prefecture.

Film directed by Yuki Eikawa
Music by Wolves Unite Japan, Inc.

Read More

The Quality of Research Update

Shinto and Buddhism in Japan Social EvolutionBetter Articles Not More

I’ve found even when I put in several hours a day researching certain things about Japan, the culture, history and what have you, I still seem to not be able to get an article out every day, but I also decided I’d rather have it this way, instead of pushing the situation. I’m personally working on some purposeful use articles. Like how the trash is sorted in Fukuoka as well as doing some research on the sharing culture and the etiquette, so I believe having these articles fairly researched over a few days a bit better then flinging random information out that I find on the first video or article that pops up on a Google search.

Better Ways to Learn Japanese Fluently

Also with this new take on my article writing and research I’m taking a suggestion (to a point) from a user on Jref.com as well about how even basic things can be skewed over the internet. The internet is not all mighty and there is a huge gap in certain things and information, which is true, so I’ll be working on more ‘useful’ information for myself before leaving to Japan. With that said, I also have learned a lot of things about the world and Japan that have been confirmed by real people, so it’s not entirely a bad thing (obviously). Since I developed this site personally for myself to learn about the culture and then for you (and others) next, I have to decide what is going to best serve me on my journey. With that, I’ve decided to do some work on dialect work from Fukuoka here in the future (and other relevant works) as that’s where I’ll be living and that’s what truly important. I do look forward to filming and doing personal work while over there that is physical and can be measured in real-time instead of constantly having to personally research situations about Japan. Instead I’d like to report on real time on goings from inside Japan. We’re also hoping to get a guest writer position for http://fukuoka-now.com

So even though we’ve (I) have not been able to do an article a day, I am still researching to write better quality and perhaps more truthful and accurate information moving forward as best as I can.

-Nihonscope

アーバンギャルド – あくまで悪魔 URBANGARDE – AKUMA DES AKUMA

Read More