Krys is a Japanese-fluent, English native currently based in the US. A former Tokyo English teacher and translator for several Japanese companies, Krys now works full time as a freelance artist, writer and translator with a focus on subjects related to Japanese language and culture.
Many live-action manga and anime adaptations are received poorly. So how has musical theater captured the imagination of fans worldwide?
How a sculpture based on a Japanese horror legend became the mascot for a creepy Internet story - and how the artist reacted when he found out about it.
How can Japan reduce "tourism pollution" problems without reducing tourism? ? And how can travelers help reduce friction when visiting?
Why has Aokigahara, a forest full of legend and history, gained notoriety as a haven of death? (TRIGGER WARNING: Sensitive material)
How a rebellion by rich girls against their own status became a rollicking fashion phenomenon.