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Whitney Hubbell

Whitney is an English teacher and writer from Michigan based in beautiful Kobe. She spends her time reading novels and exploring Japan and is also interested in photography and fashion.

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Culture

What is Cheating Culture in Japan Really Like?

What is the cheating culture in Japan really like? Let’s explore the truth and history of relationships, dating and sex in Japan.

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Explore

The 10 Best Things to Do in Osaka

The essential things to do when you visit Osaka, from exploring city neighborhoods to enjoying the best food or discovering the history and culture. 

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Warm Destinations to Visit During Winter in Japan

Looking to escape from the cold and snow this winter? Head to one of these destinations to warm up in milder and more comfortable weather.

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Learn

Everything You Need to Know About the JLPT

A practical guide to the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.

By 5 min read

Work

5 Common English Teacher Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

A simple guide to common interview questions and how to answer them so you can ace your interview to teach English in Japan.

By 8 min read

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5 Spots in Osaka Every Photographer Should Know

Aiming to get that perfect shot while in Osaka but don’t know where to start? Check out these popular photo spots.

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5 Animals Found Only In Japan and Where to See Them

Learn more about Japan's wildlife, from rare cats and wise goats to cute snowy birds and bathing monkeys.

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Live

5 Easy Japanese Summer Dishes to Make at Home

Stay cool and eat well with these five simple summer dishes that are both delicious and won’t drain your energy to make.

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5 Lakes to Visit in Japan This Summer (or at Any Time)

Whether you plan to take a dip or simply enjoy the beautiful scenery, these five lakes in Japan deliver on all fronts (or shores). 

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5 Places In Japan You Are Not Allowed To Visit (And How to Still Enjoy Them)

The allure of the forbidden characterizes these five places that (mostly) do not allow visitors, but they can still be appreciated by curious minds.

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Under the Stars: 5 Stargazing Spots in Japan

The land of the rising sun reveals its celestial wonders, inviting stargazers to embark on a journey through its awe-inspiring night skies.

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5 Day Trips from Kobe

Looking for places near Kobe that you can explore in a day? Here are five day trips from one of Japan's most attractive cities.

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