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February 24, 2017

Teaching in Japan: An Ode to School Lunch

Many ALTs in elementary and junior high school will get to experience eating school lunch with their students. So what’s it like?

February 23, 2017

An Open Letter to Japanese Weather

Dear Japan, we have to talk about your weather.

February 22, 2017

4 Ways Living in Japan Can Make You Healthier

And you don’t have to like natto.

February 21, 2017

Japan’s New Permanent Residency Rules Explained

How do the new requirements for permanent residency in Japan affect foreign residents?

February 20, 2017

A Guide to Texting in Japanese

Note to self: The poo emoji is not a bad thing.

February 20, 2017

Ask James: Can I Get A Job in Japan Without A College Degree?

Good news: It is possible to work in Japan without a degree. But how should you go about it?

February 17, 2017

5 Reasons To Visit Tottori

Tottori? That’s, like, somewhere south with the desert, right?

February 16, 2017

Dealing with a Bad Neighbor in Japan

What to do when your friendly neighborino isn’t so friendly?

February 15, 2017

5 Places to See Plum Blossom in Tokyo

Spring is finally here which means it’s flower viewing time. First up: plum blossom.

February 14, 2017

3 Romantic Spots in Osaka for Valentine’s Day

In Osaka? Here’s where you can take your better half tonight.

February 14, 2017

2017 Top Jobs in Japan Week 7

Each week we look through our database of jobs in Japan and pick out the ones that we think are the most interesting.

love in Japanese
February 13, 2017

Why does Japanese have two kanji for “love”?

With Valentine’s Day approaching, here’s something to add to the romantic confusion: the two different kanji for love.

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