I'm a fourth year Pacific and Asian Studies major at UVIC with a particular focus on Japan. I enjoy learning about Japanese culture and history and reading about modern society, along with the occasional Japanese drama and variety show thrown in for good measure.
Latest posts by Matt McClellan
Metal Titans From the US and Japan Agree to an Epic Giant Robot Battle
American and Japanese robotics companies Megabots and Suidobashi Heavy Industries have agreed to participate in a giant robot battle one year from now.
Japan’s ‘Double’ Miss Universe Tests the Country’s Changing Attitudes on Race
"So what if Ariana doesn't look like a pure-blooded Japanese? Her mom's Japanese...and she said her daughter's acclimated to Japanese culture. Ariana's an elegant Japanese woman!"
You Can Now Legally Dance the Night Away in Japan
Late-night club-goers are celebrating the end of a police crackdown that shut dancing just when the party was getting started.
Bicyclists, Hang Up That Phone. Japan’s Traffic Laws Just Got Tougher
The newly revised laws are meant to curb dangerous behaviour, such as riding through stop signs, failing to yield to pedestrians, and riding while drunk or holding an umbrella.