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Tweet of the Week #150: Japanese Countryside Anime vs Reality

Are small towns and the countryside just as beautiful in real life as depicted in anime?

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Binge Worthy: 5 Japanese Dramas for Studying Japanese

Improve your Japanese listening skills with Japanese dramas!

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What’s in a Name: Honorifics, Titles and Nicknames in Japan

How do Japanese people address each other at school and work?

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Tweet of the Week #149: Japanese Cat is The Most Viewed Cat on YouTube

This cute feline just won a Guinness World Record.

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Tweet of the Week #147: Parents Take Off Work to Tackle Unfinished Summer Homework

Why do Japanese parents do their kid's school assignments?

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Essential Japanese Phrases for the Classroom

When you have to speak Japanese to your students.

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Tweet of the Week #146: Japanese Dad Realized He Came to Work with Toy Laptop

This dad didn't think his kid's prank was very funny.

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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.

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Tweet of the Week #145: Cucumbers and Eggplants Ride for Ancestors Spirits

What do horses and cows have to do with Obon?

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Tweet of the Week #144: Naoshima’s Pumpkin Blown Away by Typhoon Lupit

Japan's famous avant-garde piece was almost lost at sea.

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Why are There So Many Summer Festivals in Japan?

What is the history, superstitions and culture surrounding all these summer celebrations?

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Tweet of the Week #143: Nostalgic Japanese Summer

Summer has finally arrived in Japan. Check out some of these cool nostalgic posts making buzz on Twitter.

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