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5 Japanese New Year Traditions You Should Follow

Here's how and why you should apply these Japanese New Year rituals to your own goals for a mindful start.

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5 Japanese Christmas Movies to Watch this Holiday Season

Japanese holiday films are different than Western ones. Here are five to show you the meaning of a Japanese Christmas.

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A Survival Guide to Japan’s Winter Monsters

Guaranteed to chill your blood more than the cold weather, let’s look at Japan’s wicked side of winter.

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Ho, Ho, Hotei: The Japanese Santa Claus

Christmas is right around the corner so let's take a look at Santa's Buddhist counterpart in Japan!

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Exploring Japan Through Kids’ Games

With everyone talking about Squid Game, here are some other games that children like to play in Japan.

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5 Obscure Japanese Music Genres You’ve Probably Never Heard

If you’re into Japanese city pop like Mariya Takeuchi, here are five more genres to become obsessed with.

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All you Need to Know About Pocky Day in Japan

There’s no escape from the confectionery power of this ubiquitous chocolate-coated biscuit.

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The Convenience of Casting Curses and Charms in Japan

From its ancient origins to its modern face, Japan has a world of hexes, malevolent magic and spells waiting to be discovered.

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Your ‘Sole’ Guide to Socks in Japan

Japan has the reputation of being the place to get socks thanks to sprawling choices from the tame tabi to the sultry knee-high.

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5 Easy Japanese Karaoke Songs

Sing your heart out and impress your friends at your next karaoke party with these simple songs in Japanese.

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7 Japanese Anime, Games and Movies Like ‘Squid Game’

You may have heard of the new Netflix hit "Squid Game" but do you know about these Japanese death games?

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5 Things I Wish My English Teachers Had Taught Me

Many Japanese students are eager to learn English, but not everything they want to know can be found in a textbook.

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