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.
Known as a uneventful, markedly "boring" show, Terrace House has still gained a massive following overseas. But how much of it is truly "natural"?
How accurately do movies, cartoons, and games portray the ninja of Japan? Pretty much not at all. Learn about the true tradition of the ninja.
How a casual tweet promoting an author's new book about Japan blew up into a discussion of Western privilege and Orientalism.
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.