My Rants

A loose collection of off-topic articles that pertain to what's going on in my life and other such things unrelated to traveling in Japan.

Nov 21, 2021

Not Enough

Not Enough

The past year has shown me that the current Donny is not enough and that embracing joy is the key to being of better service to Japan long term.

Sep 23, 2021

What Do YOU Want?

What Do YOU Want?

Since the pandemic, it's been hard figuring out what to publish since no one can from overseas can actually visit Japan right now.

Sep 16, 2021

The Endless Journey

The Endless Journey

This article explains why I feel that I'll need many more lifetimes to finally visit all of the many hidden gems in Japan that are on my list.

Aug 15, 2021

Benzaiten's White Snakes

Benzaiten's White Snakes

How a chance encounter with an old friend led to a causal vortex of change that would alter every aspect of my personal and professional life.

Apr 22, 2021

Why I Irrevocably Love Japan

Why I Irrevocably Love Japan

Though there are a lot of amazing countries out there, these five reasons are why Japan is hands down the best place to visit on the planet.

Feb 20, 2021

This is a Daikon…

This is a Daikon…

As strange as it may sound, the iconography of this Japanese tuber helped me to eventually overcome one of the darkest periods of my life.

Nov 21, 2020

Half Dead…

Half Dead…

Now that half of my life is over, it's high time that I get my act together and start living up to the destiny and potential that I know I have.

Sep 3, 2020

Below the Bar

Below the Bar

This article explains how I used a ploy taken from the playbook of Oda Nobunaga to make one of the most difficult decisions of my life.

May 14, 2020

Why I Do What I Do

Why I Do What I Do

A lot of people wonder why I spend all of my discretionary income and time on slaving away to promote Japan. This article is the answer.

Mar 26, 2020

Going All In

Going All In

As one of the leading content creators in Japan, I have a responsibility to the country and my audience to do all I can to promote Japan.

Jan 10, 2020

Empty Plates

Empty Plates

This odd article will explain why I rarely cover food-related topics on this blog despite Japan being the best place of the planet for foodies.

Nov 29, 2019

On Service

On Service

Despite having a large audience that could easily be monetize, I actually opt to work for free most of the time to better help local regions.