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June 24, 2015

The Trials of Obtaining a Japanese Driver’s License

Getting a driver’s license in Japan puts you directly in contact with the hierarchical nature of Japanese society.

June 13, 2015

Proper Etiquette Towards Your Japanese Neighbors

The general rule of thumb is be quiet and sort your garbage.

May 29, 2015

Kissaten: A Slowly Dying Part of Japanese Culture

Kissetans are great for those who want a quieter more personal setting than the crowded western style cafés.

May 14, 2015

The Ever Changing Japanese Language

As a language evolves, who is speaking the “correct Japanese”?

May 8, 2015

A Summer of Fun in Niseko at the Hanazono Resort

Whether it’s skiing or zip lining, snowboarding or kayaking, Niseko always has something to offer those looking for a fun and event filled vacation.

April 6, 2015

Getting from Chitose Airport to Sapporo

A quick guide on how to travel from Chitose Airport to the city of Sapporo.

March 22, 2015

American Style Burgers in the Heart of Sapporo

A New York style burger joint in the heart of Sapporo.

February 28, 2015

What Makes things Popular in Japan

What are you a fan of?

February 20, 2015

What Yome Means for Foreign Wives

When marrying into a Japanese family, his parents become your parents.

January 30, 2015

Aimai: A Dynamic Intertwined in Japanese Culture and Language

All things aimai (vague, vagueness): they are the bane of many non-Japanese people

January 22, 2015

Battling Moisture and Mold During Japan Winters

Mold is a serious health issue and is something you need to pay attention to.

January 17, 2015

The Difficult Lives of the Geinin

The glamorous life of a geinin in Japan may not be as glamorous as it appears.

January 3, 2015

The Perks of Having Pleasant Japanese In-Laws

For good or bad, when you marry your Japanese spouse you marry their family as well.

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