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Study Japanese in An Enchanting Winter Wonderland in Rural Northern Japan

Immersion courses at Akita Inaka School offer a chance to become part of a local community and make unforgettable memories.

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5 Unique Things I Found While Thrifting in Japan

Horror movie collectibles, anime figurines and more.

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Spot the Kanji for Good and Evil in Everyday Japanese

良 and 悪 are really useful characters. Here's where to watch out for them day-to-day.

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2019 Top Jobs in Japan Week 45

Hospitality, marketing, and translation jobs among our top picks for this week!

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Tweet of the Week #53: Mundane Halloween Costume Event Has Twitter Giggling

These costumes are actually genius. Learn a JLPT N1 phrase with this week's viral tweets!

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Nintendo Tokyo: First Japan Store Set to Open in Shibuya on November 22, 2019

As if you needed more reasons to go to Tokyo.

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The Strange Story of Tokyo Narita Airport’s Haunted Hotel

Mummified bodies, bizarre cults, and reincarnation—and that’s just the beginning.

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True Japan Ghost Stories from GaijinPot Readers

Things that go bump in the night and haunted English schools are amongst these ghostly encounters, just in time for Halloween.

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Beyond ‘Kowai’: 10 Japanese Words For When You’re Freaked Out

This Halloween, be more than just scared with these new Japanese words and phrases to express your fear like a pro.

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A Ranking of the Worst Don Quijote Halloween Costumes You Can Buy This Year

Need a last-minute Halloween costume? We list this year's Donki offerings from ugly to my eyes are bleeding.

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2019 Top Jobs in Japan Week 44

Internet assessor, native Indonesian translator and freelance writer among our top picks for this week!

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5 of the Creepiest Abandoned Places in Japan

Known as Haikyo or “ruins,” these spots are more than just apocalyptic photo ops.

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