'Sudoku' but not 'Number Place?' What are the origins of these Japanese words we use in the West?
By Cassandra Lord 4 min read
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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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Illustrator on Twitter draws the types of people we envy and their insecurities.
Find your next hobby through the wonderful world of Japanese arts and crafts!
Customers are tired of hearing others taking care of business on the toilet.
Students in Japan don't like having a fast-one pulled on them during entrance exams.
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Not everyone wears a traditional kimono or suit to celebrate Japan's Seijin no Hi!
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