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Yumi Nakata

I grew up in a small town in Japan and moved to Southern California where I graduated with a degree in Sociology. I have stayed connected with Japan through tutoring and writing on my blog. I look forward to connecting with people interested in my culture and language.

Articles

Live

The Gaijin Complex

What is the "The Gaijin Complex" and how do Japanese people really feel about foreigners.

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Work

5 Quirks Of Working In A Japanese Company

There are drastic differences between Japanese and American work environments. I'll compare some of the differences that I've seen since I started working in America.

By 4 min read

Learn

How to Apply to a Japanese University

Here's a step-by-step guide for international students who want to apply to a Japanese university.

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Live

Differences between the U.S. and Japanese Education Systems

Deciding to attend university in America was a much bigger challenge than I anticipated.

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Learn

5 Reasons why learning Japanese is so popular

Despite being a difficult language to learn, Japanese is still one of the most popular foreign languages. Here are 5 reasons why learning Japanese is so popular.

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