BuraTora – “Stories about Japan from a random black guy’s perspective.”
If you’re looking for some down to earth, no sugar added facts about what it’s like living in Japan delivered with a sharp, but unintrusive sense of humor, definitely check out BuraTora. They are a recently created blog, aimed at giving a peephole into what it’s REALLY like living in Japan, and the awkward adjustments you’ll have to make to do so. Author James Ruscherbingerkaum has lived in Japan for over a decade, and in that time, has amassed quite the memory bank of Japanese-isms and Japanese-dont-isms. Along with becoming fluent in Japanese, he has created an extensive network of cultural experts looking to guide the hopeful Japanese resident to a quicker adjustment or bring a little laughter to the long-term expats.