Mike Kanert's Published Works

All About Japan

Ongoing collected articles on All About Japan. Published as Editor-in-Chief.

Highlighting Japan

Collected articles in Highlighting Japan while Editor.

Sapporo: Ski With Sakura

Head north in May for snow with cherry blossoms.

Metropolis Magazine

Collected articles in Metropilos Magazine while Editor/ Managing Editor.

What Global HR Means for Japan

Adapt or risk being absorbed overseas.

Japan, My Neverland

Japan, My Neverland

When you're turning 30, is it still cool to hang out with the Lost Boys?

Down to the Wire

Down to the Wire and Cursing Technology

My undergraduate thesis comes down to the last 15 minutes.

Go Ahead

Go ahead, make my day. Check my I.D. - please?

The upside of getting carded at the liquor store.

Signing On

Signing On

When you're embarrassed to admit you're an otaku, it's hard to make the case for coming to Japan.

Dreams on Hold

Dreams on Hold

You may study to get a job, but you can only deny your humanity for so long.

The Apocryphal Bible of a Soul

The Apocryphal Bible of a Soul

My first book of poetry, available now in hardcover ($15/¥1,500) and softcover ($10/¥1,000). Limited quantities.


Used as a supplemental reader at Rikkyo University, Tokyo.


E-mail mike@thekanert.com.