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5 Japanese Words We Use in English

'Sudoku' but not 'Number Place?' What are the origins of these Japanese words we use in the West?

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Filled in: How to Start Kintsugi in Japan or Online

Kintsugi encapsulates the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, striving to seek beauty in imperfection. Kintsugi is a distinctively Japanese technique of restoring pottery and ceramics that can be enjoyed by anyone at any skill level.

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Golden Week: What Are These Japanese Holidays?

Ever wonder about the history of Golden Week's holidays?

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Differences Between ‘I Don’t Know’ and ‘I Don’t Understand’ in Japanese

Two words that are commonly confused by beginner/ intermediate students are 分かる and 知る. Gaijinpot has a look at the differences between these similar verbs.

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Tweet of the Week #167: Remote Work Ruins Valentine’s Day for Salarymen

A lot of men showed up at the office despite remote work being available. I wonder why?

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Tweet of the Week #166: You Can Only Trust Bodybuilders

Illustrator on Twitter draws the types of people we envy and their insecurities.

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6 DIY Japanese Arts and Crafts You Can Try at Home

Find your next hobby through the wonderful world of Japanese arts and crafts!

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Tweet of the Week #165: Customers Make Too Much Noise on the Toilet

Customers are tired of hearing others taking care of business on the toilet.

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Tweet of the Week #164: University Entrance Exam Mixes American and British English

Students in Japan don't like having a fast-one pulled on them during entrance exams.

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8 Deadly Animals Living in Japan

Bear with me during the puns as we face the most dangerous animals in Japan.

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Tweet of the Week #163: Celebrating Coming of Age Day in Style

Not everyone wears a traditional kimono or suit to celebrate Japan's Seijin no Hi!

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10 Nuanced Japanese Expressions for Advanced Learners

Understanding subtle, contextual nuances might be one of the most challenging aspects of language learning.

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