Jinsei Annai

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Jinsei Annai (人生案内, Jinsei Annai) is the name of a Japanese advice column featured in the Yomiuri Shimbun. The title roughly translates as "A guide for life". It is also translated and run in The Japan News, the English language edition of the Yomiuri, as Troubleshooter.


It was originally inspired by a similar column in the French newspaper Le Figaro, and featured in the "Fujin Furoku" (Women's supplement) page of the paper. The column was called "Mi No Ue Sodan", or "Personal Discussions." In 1942 amid war shortages the column was discontinued. It was restarted in 1949.[1]

Representative mentors[edit]


  1. ^ McKinstry, John and Nakajima, Asako Jinsei Annai, "Life's Guide: Glimpses of Japan through a Popular Advice Column" Retrieved May 19, 2015