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Ho, Ho, Hotei: The Japanese Santa Claus

Christmas is right around the corner so let's take a look at Santa's Buddhist counterpart in Japan!

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Respite in The Countryside: The Hostels Making a Difference in Rural Japan

Stories of people with big dreams keeping small Japanese towns alive

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A Primer on Accessing Cryptocurrency in Japan

If you’re not already invested, you may be wondering how to get into the world of cryptocurrencies in Japan. Here are some fundamentals.

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5 Japanese Dramas on Netflix to Study Japanese

Looking for something new to watch on Netflix and want to brush up on your Japanese at the same time?

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What It’s Like Working in an Izakaya in Hokkaido 

A personal account of working at a bustling Japanese restaurant in Hakodate—including crushes, unforgettable characters and a lot of spilled beer. 

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2021 Top Jobs in Japan Week 47

Customer support, manga translation, JavaScript developers and more in the week's top jobs in Japan!

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Exploring Japan Through Kids’ Games

With everyone talking about Squid Game, here are some other games that children like to play in Japan.

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Tweet of the Week #157: Back To Office Blues

The state of emergency may be over, but not everyone is itching to get back to the office in Japan.

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5 Foreign Culture Theme Parks In Japan You Must Visit

Take a trip to another country without ever leaving Japan.

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2021 Top Jobs in Japan Week 46

IT positions, videogame support and manga translators in this week's top jobs in Japan!

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Japan’s Best Autumn Spots to Avoid the Crowds

While the leaves are already falling, there's still time to enjoy the autumn colors without the crowds in these top fall foliage spots around Japan. 

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This Is What It's Like to Tour Inside the Fukushima Exclusion Zone

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Sharpen Up: Hone Your Knowledge of Japanese Cooking Knives

Replace your blunted kitchen cutting tools with these universally revered Japanese blades.

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How to Organize Your Tiny Japanese Kitchen

Cooking in a 1k apartment can be a big pain. Here are some tools to help you keep your kitchen clean and neat.

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5 Obscure Japanese Music Genres You’ve Probably Never Heard

If you’re into Japanese city pop like Mariya Takeuchi, here are five more genres to become obsessed with.

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