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.
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.
Why does Japan drive some to remain secluded their entire lives? A look at Japan's "shut-ins" - and how professionals and volunteers are trying to help re-integrate them back into society.
The prolonged detention of Carlos Ghosn has led to scrutiny of Japan's 99.9% conviction rate - and the tactics used to maintain it.