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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 #77: Peanuts Only Kaki No Tane Triggers Twitter Riot

The peanuts are the only reason to eat those, really.

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Tweet of the Week #76: April Supermoon Brings Joy Amongst Uncertainty in Japan

The same day a state of emergency was announced in Tokyo over coronavirus, a gorgeous supermoon appeared like a beam of hope in darkness.

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Abe’s COVID-19 Two Mask Policy Becomes Laughing Stock on Twitter

Each household in Japan will receive two cloth masks to combat the coronavirus. Good luck to families of three or more.

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Tweet of the Week #74: Kagawa Prefecture Celebrates Animal Crossing Release With Video Game Ban

Ban video games when people are practicing social distancing at home...? Come on Kagawa Prefecture!

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Tweet of the Week #73: New Yamanote Line Station Takanawa Gateway Opens

Wait in line for 150 minutes to buy a train ticket...? Forget it, we'll just walk!

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Tweet of the Week #72: How Japanese Hear Rage Against The Machine Lyrics

Wait... that song is definitely not about sharing chicken nuggets.

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Tweet of the Week #71: Iconic Anime Akira Predicted 2020 Olympic Game Turmoils

#中止だ中止, meaning "just cancel it," is officially trending on Japanese Twitter. Woah.

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Tweet of the Week #69: How a Delivery Mistake Lead to a Dramatic Gyudon Incident

Learn how to use ながら with this week's strange tweet.

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Tweet of the Week #68: The Sweet Taste of French Revolution

Does giving obligatory Valentine's Day chocolate leave a bittersweet taste in your mouth? Learn how to talk about it with this week's Japanese tweet.

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