Unseen Japan is creating news posts and in-depth articles about the real Japan.
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Unseen Japan is The Japan You Don't Learn About in Anime - news and in-depth articles on the events, culture, and interesting people of real life Japan. Our stories are based primarily on original Japanese sources, so that you hear the perspectives of Japanese experts, authors, and citizens straight from their own keyboards. 

Our writers are all experts with degrees and/or certification in Japan Studies and the Japanese language. Even $1 a month brings us a step closer to ensuring we can pay them what they deserve. If you love what we do, consider becoming a member today!
Tiers
Tokugawa Ieyasu
$1 or more per month

Just as shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu gave Japan 260 years of peace, you'll give our writers piece of mind with your membership. Get exclusive, one-week early preview access to all essays and videos! We'll take your comments and reflect them in the final product before they go live. You'll also get exclusive flair on our /r/unseenjapan Sub-Reddit identifying you as a supporter! 

Murasaki Shikibu
$3 or more per month

As Murasaki Shikibu revolutionized world literature with The Tale of Genji, you'll revolutionize our writers to product more great content. Additional benefits include the right to help select our content - suggest ideas and vote on a monthly poll for an article about Japan that YOU want to see!

Akutagawa Ryunosuke
$5 or more per month

Akutagawa Ryunosuke inspire Akira Kurosawa - and you inspire us with your generosity! Get all previous tiers, plus access to our Discord server and our once-monthly chat. You can Ask Us Anything about Japan or even your personal Japanese studies!

Includes Discord rewards
Sakamoto Ryoma
$10 or more per month

Ryoma opened the door to modern Japan, and you're opening doors to more great content about Japan with your generous membership! Get the ability to contact us during the week through the medium of your choice with any questions about our articles, about Japan, or about your Japanese studies. 

Includes Discord rewards
Ichikawa Fusae
$25 or more per month

Ichikawa Fusae won a seat at the table of Japanese politics. In her honor, we give you an exclusive seat at the Unseen Japan Table! Every four months, YOU tell US what you want us to write about, and we'll commission an article on your behalf, along with a shout-out on our Web site and on social media! Plus, get one 30-minute one-on-one session with us each month on the topic of your choice. 

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
2% complete
This goal will enable us to cover our core operating costs, which include: 

  • Paying our independent writers for two long-form articles/week ($100/ea.)
  • Paying for some of our short-form articles (three/week at $100/wk.)
  • Our yearly subscription to Pixta, our stock image service
  • Minimal Facebook page advertising and other incidental costs
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Unseen Japan is The Japan You Don't Learn About in Anime - news and in-depth articles on the events, culture, and interesting people of real life Japan. Our stories are based primarily on original Japanese sources, so that you hear the perspectives of Japanese experts, authors, and citizens straight from their own keyboards. 

Our writers are all experts with degrees and/or certification in Japan Studies and the Japanese language. Even $1 a month brings us a step closer to ensuring we can pay them what they deserve. If you love what we do, consider becoming a member today!

Recent posts by Unseen Japan

Tiers
Tokugawa Ieyasu
$1 or more per month

Just as shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu gave Japan 260 years of peace, you'll give our writers piece of mind with your membership. Get exclusive, one-week early preview access to all essays and videos! We'll take your comments and reflect them in the final product before they go live. You'll also get exclusive flair on our /r/unseenjapan Sub-Reddit identifying you as a supporter! 

Murasaki Shikibu
$3 or more per month

As Murasaki Shikibu revolutionized world literature with The Tale of Genji, you'll revolutionize our writers to product more great content. Additional benefits include the right to help select our content - suggest ideas and vote on a monthly poll for an article about Japan that YOU want to see!

Akutagawa Ryunosuke
$5 or more per month

Akutagawa Ryunosuke inspire Akira Kurosawa - and you inspire us with your generosity! Get all previous tiers, plus access to our Discord server and our once-monthly chat. You can Ask Us Anything about Japan or even your personal Japanese studies!

Includes Discord rewards
Sakamoto Ryoma
$10 or more per month

Ryoma opened the door to modern Japan, and you're opening doors to more great content about Japan with your generous membership! Get the ability to contact us during the week through the medium of your choice with any questions about our articles, about Japan, or about your Japanese studies. 

Includes Discord rewards
Ichikawa Fusae
$25 or more per month

Ichikawa Fusae won a seat at the table of Japanese politics. In her honor, we give you an exclusive seat at the Unseen Japan Table! Every four months, YOU tell US what you want us to write about, and we'll commission an article on your behalf, along with a shout-out on our Web site and on social media! Plus, get one 30-minute one-on-one session with us each month on the topic of your choice. 

Includes Discord rewards