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May 25, 2015

Festivals of Japan: Takigi O-Noh

Takigi O-Noh is an annual open-air torchlight festival that is held at the famous Heian Jingu Shrine in Kyoto.

May 24, 2015

Understanding Japanese Loanwords

Many loan words are in fact pseudo-borrowings: despite their links to foreign language words, the words are not used in the same way in their languages of origin.

May 23, 2015

Food Allergies and Dietary Restrictions in Japan

It’s quite surprising to some newcomers that a country which prides itself in soy products and healthy living actually makes meatless living quite difficult.

May 22, 2015

Group Feasting at Nabezo

A convenient place to feast on great Japanese food that is enhanced by a large party!

May 21, 2015

What Is A Rental Guarantor And Why Do You Need One?

Looking for an apartment in Japan? You’ll need a guarantor. Read on for tips on guarantors and what to do if you don’t have one

May 20, 2015

I Had My Bag Stolen In Japan

Japan is a safe country but that doesn’t mean theft doesn’t happen.

May 19, 2015

First Time Thai Spring Rolls

Add some spice to your diet with these easy to make Thai spring rolls.

May 18, 2015

Japan on Film: Geisha, Okiyas and Sweet Ice

Continuing my quest to sort the fact from the fiction when it comes to Japan’s representation on the big screen, I now take a closer look at Memoirs of a Geisha, the 2005 movie based on the novel of the same name.

May 17, 2015

This Week in Tokyo May 18 – 24, 2015

Check in every Monday morning as we bring you the latest activities and events going on around Tokyo.

May 17, 2015

Everyday Japanese: Not Always The Way It Looks

Discussing the ways that things look or appear to be is a great way to expand your vocabulary and make your speech more colorful.

May 16, 2015

The Life Eikiawa Pt 3: Demo Lessons

The hardest 5 minutes of English you will ever teach is the first 5 minutes.

May 15, 2015

Hidden Dining at Manten Curry

Whether you’re a curry connoisseur or just want to try something new, I’d strongly suggest checking out Manten Curry in Jinbocho.

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