Brian Ashcraft
brianashcraft
Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.
3/31/20
7:51 AM
3

These are bloody slick yeah. This is one time I actually wish something was all style and we didn’t need the functionality. Ugh.

3/23/20
7:22 AM
38

Great, now I’m reading everything the Nooks say in English as being totally sarcastic and condescending.
Read more

3/19/20
7:29 AM
8

This gives us insight into something I believe we tacitly knew without ever being told directly, but I guess workplaces in Japan, even the tech industries, are particularly behind on the digital infrastructures required to work from home.

3/16/20
10:12 AM
23

At this point, I wouldn’t be surprised if 2020 threw us some ghost whales in a couple months.

3/16/20
9:33 AM
39

I suppose in this scenario, those assholes hoarding all the toilet paper would be MULEs.

3/4/20
8:11 AM
11

Dude needs to buy a toto. Everybody needs to buy a toto. Hi. I’m Jicago, and the Toto Washlet changed my life. It can change yours, too. 

2/25/20
7:17 AM
64

I don’t remember signing a permission slip for that feels trip....

2/20/20
9:55 AM
23

“Starting today, as a countermeasure to the coronavirus, [this restaurant] is Japanese only. I have a responsibility to protect my family, my staff and Sanji junkies. Please understand that this is not discrimination.” Read more

2/20/20
8:19 AM
49

Man, dude just doesn’t want to serve gaijin and is trying to hide behind the coronavirus.

2/20/20
7:56 AM
23

The in game screenshots and the anime are lit differently, but the official art (which I assume in not in semi-darkness or blinding sunlight) is the thing that damns Twilight Wings. Which is confusing, as various other characters in the main anime (such as Hau and Lenora) have kept their darker skin color no problem. Read more

2/20/20
7:10 AM
26

I mean, animation mistakes do happen, Classic example:

2/20/20
7:02 AM
98

Bea is absolutely tan. From her life style to the town she lives in the games. Also this is Japan. They don’t know or care about any this.

2/20/20
6:53 AM
210

Non-Japanese fans of Japanese game: We are mad that a character from said Japanese game appears a slightly different shade of color in Japanese cartoon series based on same Japanese game! Read more

2/13/20
6:46 AM
7

Aww she’s probably the first person I can think of when it comes to current figure skating, probably highlighted by her love for anime and kpop. She did that “Routine of Death” which seemed to be a killer. Have fun out there! Read more