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Amelie Marie Nishizawa

Amelie-Marie is a French writer living in Tokyo since 2013. When she isn't complaining about the price of cheese in Japan, she likes to talk about its culture and society — and always keeps it punny.

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Tweet of the Week #44: Catzilla strikes!

The world ends, ネコジラ begins.

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Tweet of the Week #43: Earthquake? This Cat DGAF

Learn how to use the particle で with the most chill cat we've ever seen.

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Tweet of the Week #42: Pokémon Recruitment Ads Will Make You Smile

Pokémon Centers in Japan are looking for staff and they've enlisted the help of everybody's favorite monsters.

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Tweet of the Week #41: Instagrammer Gets Real With Pigeon Post

Learn how to use the Japanese suffix そう with this week's #realitycheck.

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Tweet of the Week #40: Growing Up Is Hard to Do

Learn how to use the Japanese imperative with this week's adorable tweet.

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Tweet of the Week #39: 7-Eleven Gets Roasted on Twitter for 7Pay Fail

Learn how to use the kanji 最 with this week's viral tweet pick.

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Tweet of the Week #38: Animation Studio Employee Sick After Working 220 Hours Overtime

Learn how to use the JLPT N2-level suffix かねる with this week's viral tweet.

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Tweet of the Week #37: Netflix’s Neon Genesis Evangelion Subtitles Stink

Fans of the cult anime aren't happy with the redubbing either.

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Tweet of the Week #36: Keep Calm and Curry On

Learn how to use ので in Japanese (and liven up your curry with this hilarious game.)

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Tweet of the Week #35: Cats, Cats Everywhere

Learn how to use っけ to end a sentence when can’t seem to recall something — all thanks to this week's cat-tastic tweets!

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Tweet of the Week #34: The Truth About Paternity Leave in Japan

Learn how to say something has just finished in Japanese with this week's infuriating viral tweet.

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Tweet of the Week #33: Nani the F, and other Japlish Phrases to Unlearn

It’s totally the opposite of Engrish, and we are not ready for it.

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