Tag: Manga

Getting beat up by the Yakuza


One Saturday morning in Nagoya Japan, I walked down to my local grocery store. It sits under the tracks at the small but cozy Sako Station. It is the first stop North of the gigantic Nagoya station which shoots out dozens of train tracks including the famous shinkansen (bullet Train). As the mess of tracks…

Manga Kissaten Kanji (Nihongo Word Smash)

Manga Kissaten Sign

The manga kissaten is a place to read your favorite manga and have some coffee so that you can stay awake to read more manga. The “comic book coffee shop”, to use its direct translation, has evolved over the years into a kind of information convenient store. What I focus on here is the Nihongo…