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Why is June ‘The Month of No Water’?

The literal mysteries of tsuyu, the Japanese term for the rainy season.

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2021 Top Jobs in Japan Week 22

If you're interested in jobs that involve computer and tech support, early childhood education, socio-economic development or video game translation (from Japanese to various other languages)—then check out this week's top jobs in Japan!

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Tweet of the Week #133: Japanese Nurseries Encourage Positivity

How do nursery schools in Japan speak to children?

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Japanese Recipe Adventures: Umeshu

Good things take time, just like plum wine.

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2021 Top Jobs in Japan Week 21

If you're interested in jobs that involve computer and tech support, early childhood education, horticulture, socio-economic development or video game translation (from Japanese to various other languages)—then check out this week's top jobs in Japan!

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Tweet of the Week #132: Rats Biting Cats and Other Japanese Proverbs

What are some of the most well-known Japanese proverbs?

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How to Self Sponsor Your Work Visa

Want to be a freelancer in Japan or work in the gig economy? Here's how to navigate the process from one part-timer's perspective.

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Potsu Potsu: Japanese Words for Rain

What are rain-related sounds and phrases in Japanese?

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This Is What It's Like to Tour Inside the Fukushima Exclusion Zone

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2021 Top Jobs in Japan Week 20

This week our top jobs in Japan include a variety of new and interesting positions including web developers, a head gardener for an historic worldwide land management commission; Chinese, English and Korean writers, translators and content professionals; post-edit manga translation checkers (J->E); senior PC tech recruiters and specialist support as well as modern hotel/residence front desk staff.

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Tweet of the Week #131: Noto’s Giant Squid Statue Is Not Alone

Noto's giant squid statue is not the only tourist trap in Japan.

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Food Allergies and Dietary Restrictions in Japan

A quick guide to help vegans, vegetarians, halal followers and those with dietary restrictions in Japan.

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2021 Top Jobs in Japan Week 19

Sales and service support jobs abound—along with environmental health and safety, graphic design/UX and English proficiency test editor positions—in this week's top jobs in Japan.

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