Kanji Cheat Sheet: General Appliances

Quick poll for the savvy women of Tokyo: Hands up how many of us operate kanji-covered household appliances through sheer guesswork? Moving to and setting...

By Elisabeth Lambert
May 25, 2016 | Lifestyle

Pay Attention to the “Emergency” Kanji

Early on a Sunday morning, I was rudely jolted out of my peaceful sleep by raging sirens. My lovely, unable-to-read-difficult-kanji partner had pressed the emergency...

By Ai Faithy Perez
September 9, 2015 | Lifestyle

Kanji Cheat Sheet: Washers and Dryers

Know the right buttons!

By Elisabeth Lambert
January 29, 2014 | Lifestyle

Kanji Cheat Sheet: Temperature Control

Now that the mercury has started to drop, do you know how to switch your air conditioning unit to heating mode for the winter? Or...

By Elisabeth Lambert
November 6, 2013 | Lifestyle