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Matthew Coslett

After his 6 month stay got extended to 6 years, Matthew decided just to stay. As well as writing about his beloved Kansai, he spends hours in the middle of nowhere looking for wildlife and searching for the parts of the city most people ignore.

Articles

Learn

How Difficult is the JLPT N1 for Japanese People?

We tested native speakers to see if they would struggle with the infamous highest level of the Japanese proficiency test.

By 7 min read

Live

Japanese Vocabulary for Buying a Home in Japan

How to properly purchase property.

By 4 min read

Learn

Kanji Cheat Sheet: Filling in the Work History Section of Your Japanese Resume

Make applying for a job in Japanese less intimidating with this guide.

By 1 min read

Culture

Kanji Cheat Sheet: Getting a Commuter Pass in Japan

Get a shiny new commuter pass all by yourself with this kanji guide.

By 2 min read

Learn

Kanji Cheat Sheet: Buying Cleaning Products in Japan

Get things spick and span as quick as you can.

By 2 min read

Work

You Should Learn These Basic Japanese Job Interview Questions

Don’t get caught off guard at the interview. Prepare, practice, perform!

By 3 min read

Learn

Kanji Cheat Sheet: Filing Taxes in Japan

Make filing taxes a little less of a headache.

By 1 min read

Learn

Japanese Vocabulary for Talking about the Coronavirus

From how to understand the news in Japanese to words for seeing a doctor.

By 3 min read

Learn

Kanji Cheat Sheet: Buying Hay Fever Medication in Japan

Achoo! Hay fever season is back with a vengeance. Get rid of your sniffles with this seasonal vocabulary.

By 2 min read

Learn

Kanji Cheat Sheet: Using the ATM in Japan

Bank better have my money.

By 2 min read

Learn

プレイボーイ and Other Japanese Words for Naughty Dating Behavior

If your Valentine's Day date says you’re しつこい, it means they just aren’t into you. Let it go!

By 4 min read

Learn

How to Talk About the Future in Japanese

In Japanese, the future is now.

By 5 min read