Interested in Japanese mythology? Read about how ancient Shintoism explained the creation of the world!
Being a person of color (POC), study abroad came with extra concerns for me. So I wanted to show you what my life in Hikone was like as a POC.
As a student, I was often told that if you liked anime, you weren’t serious about studying Japanese. Which I took exception to as an anime fan myself!
Wondering what to pack before going to JCMU? Read some tips from an alum!
You are in Japan, great! You might be busy but at least you have time to travel! Do you go in a group or by yourself? Here are some tips for how to make the most of solo travel.
Every place has a food that it’s known for. But what about Shiga?
Between takoyaki, corn dogs, and everything in between: which festival food from Michigan or Shiga is the best?
The 4th means fireworks in the U.S.! But did you know that Japan is also known for its summer firework shows?
Concerned about kansai-ben throwing you off in Shiga? Go through some basic parts of the dialect with us before chatting with the Hikone locals!
Calling all members of the JCMU community in the Greater Lansing area: you are invited to a special summer picnic BBQ at the Potter Park Zoo!