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8 Deadly Animals Living in Japan

Bear with me during the puns as we face the most dangerous animals in Japan.

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10 Nuanced Japanese Expressions for Advanced Learners

Understanding subtle, contextual nuances might be one of the most challenging aspects of language learning.

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Big Fish, Small Pond: Finding Purpose in Rural Japan

City life isn't for everyone. Here's how I found my place in rural Japan with a bit of luck and skill.

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5 Japanese Teen Romance Flicks to Improve Your Listening Skills

Watching Japanese young adult movies can be a great way to improve your intermediate listening ability. Here are five that contain natural dialogue to help you practice.

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Dealing with Mandatory Hotel Quarantine for Foreign Residents Returning to Japan

Anxious about your stretch in quarantine when coming back to Japan? Here’s what to expect and one writer's reflection on the self-isolation experience.

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Tweet of the Week #163: Celebrating Coming of Age Day in Style

Not everyone wears a traditional kimono or suit to celebrate Japan's Seijin no Hi!

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5 Crazy Japanese Kaiju Movies You Must Watch

There’s nothing more Japanese than giant monsters destroying impressively detailed models of cities. Here are five of our favorite kaiju movies.

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10 Nuanced Japanese Expressions for Advanced Learners

Understanding subtle, contextual nuances might be one of the most challenging aspects of language learning.

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Coming of Age Day: What is the Age of Adulthood in Japan?

A new bill passed means that 2021 is the last year of the 20-year-old adult. What does that mean for Japan's annual celebration of adulthood?

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Tweet of The Week #162: New Year and Going Back to Work

How do people in Japan feel about going back to work after their New Year's holiday?

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City life isn't for everyone. Here's how I found my place in rural Japan with a bit of luck and skill.

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2022 Top Jobs in Japan Week 1

Want to work for the Embassy of Belgium in Tokyo? How about a new career in IT or game localization? All these and more in this week's Top Jobs in Japan!

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Japanese Recipe Adventures: New Year’s Osechi

Celebrate the New Year with this traditional Japanese meal prep.

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5 Japanese New Year Traditions You Should Follow

Here's how and why you should apply these Japanese New Year rituals to your own goals for a mindful start.

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