Need something to read while you dig into all that Valentine’s Day candy? We got you. Walk in one ALT’s shoes as they brave Japan’s “hell valley” in search of the onsen-loving monkeys there. Read one self-proclaimed “cat-lady’s” earnest advice for taking care of yourself and your mental health in Japan. Also included in this issue is an overview of otome games, a comprehensive list of what to eat on your next Taiwan trip, an update on a longstanding legal battle between the Japanese government and a determined tattoo artist, and an ALT’s story of changing perspectives in their inaka town through boxing. This issue has as many different things to choose from as a fancy box of chocolates, so dig in and enjoy!
- An Inaka New Year: Hatsuhinode and Hatsumode
- The Colourful World of Kansai! An Interview