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heian_jingu
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.

loanwords
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.

vegan-japan
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.

nabe
May 22, 2015

Group Feasting at Nabezo

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

house-keys
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

koban
May 20, 2015

I Had My Bag Stolen In Japan

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

thai-rolls-1
May 19, 2015

First Time Thai Spring Rolls

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

geisha
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.

Event4
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.

seeing
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.

WhiteboardMarker_CC
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.

curry
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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