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Hotel Iya Onsen: On the Edge of a Lost Japan

One for the bucket list.

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Far Right Group Staging a Nationwide “Anti Immigrant” Day

A photo of the event flyer has been doing the rounds on Facebook.

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Looking for Love: Talking Dirty in Japanese

The ABCs of sex in Japanese: what to say to turn up the heat in the bedroom (or wherever you may find yourselves... )

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Halloween in Japan: What’s Different? What’s not?

The appeal of Halloween in Japan lies in two things: commercialism and costumes.

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Tweet of the Week

Learn Japanese with what's going viral in the Twitterverse.

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Getting Started with Street Dance in Japan

A comprehensive list of dance schools to check out across the country.

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10 Ways to Get Spooky for Halloween 2018 In Japan

Stage your own funeral, go to a topless VIP lounge or keep it family friendly this Halloween.

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Creating Easy and Effective Lesson Plans: A Quick Guide

Creating a lesson plan can be an overly time consuming experience for new teachers, but this handy guide will have you making effective templates for any target level in no time!

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Here Be Monsters: An Omnibus of Demonic ‘Oni’ Usage in Japanese

The terrifying demons of Japanese lore are a surprisingly rich source of proverbs. GaijinPot investigates how to “say it with ogres."

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2018 Top Jobs in Japan Week 42

There's a position that's perfect for you on Japan's No.1 English job board.

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Far Right Group Staging a Nationwide “Anti Immigrant” Day

A photo of the event flyer has been doing the rounds on Facebook.

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Japan Now Has a Pringles Flavor Cup Ramen

Once you slurp you can’t stop.

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6 Reasons to Visit the Tokyo International Film Festival

From celebrity sightings to movie premieres to this year’s Godzilla Fest (and more), this year’s TIFF venues in Roppongi and Chiyoda are where it’s at.

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You Have to See These Ridiculous Japanese CG Crime Reenactments

Asahi TV crime show goes full Street Fighter and Twitter is living for it.

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5 Easy Manga for Japanese Learners

Want to try your hand at reading Japanese comics? Here are five titles to get you started.

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