Culture

Popular Children’s Anime Transcends Gender Norms with New “Magical Girl” Character

Precure (Pretty Cure) reveals the newest member of their magical girl lineup — a boy.

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Ultimate Guide to Skiing and Snowboarding in Japan

Shred world-class powder in the mountains of Japan.

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2018 Top Jobs in Japan Week 49

Find a position perfect for you on Japan's No.1 English job board.

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Ultimate Guide to Winter Illuminations in Japan’s 47 Prefectures 2018-19

Here’s your chance enjoy the festive holiday cheer — the Japanese way!

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Quirky Weddings Show New Trend of Acceptance in Japan

This month saw a solo wedding, a marriage to a vocaloid and an NSFW declaration of newlywed love.

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Tweet of the Week

Learn Japanese with what's going viral in the Twitterverse.

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Japanese Horror Story: 5 Scary Video Games for Long Winter Nights

Here are five Japanese horror games every fan of the genre should check out.

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Idioms: Let Me Hear Your Body Talk

Using human anatomy to illustrate fascinating similarities and differences between English and Japanese.

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Twitter in Awe of Photos of Hokkaido’s Otherworldly Blue Pond

A scene so beautiful, Tokyoites are asking if this is really in Japan.

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5 Innovative Genre Filmmakers from Japan

Feel the pulse of anime, J-horror, samurai and yakuza movies with these celebrated Japanese directors.

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2018 Top Jobs in Japan Week 48

Find a position perfect for you on Japan's No.1 English job board.

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Terrace House reveals dark side of Japan’s attitudes toward consent and women’s sexuality

Seina's quest to find love on reality show Terrace House uncovered some troubling perspectives.

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