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The Fine Art of Making a Fuss in Japanese

Whether it’s students, coworkers, children or the person serving you, it’s worth knowing how to call out misbehavior.

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5 Japanese Sci-Fi Anime to Fill Your ‘Black Mirror’ Void

From romance to action and even sci-fi horror — this list of anime titles has it all.

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Tozai Line Offering Free Food to Early Commuters to Ease Congestion

The early bird gets the noodle.

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2019 Top Jobs in Japan Week 5

Find new work opportunities on Japan's No.1 English-language job resource!

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4 Quirky Ways to Experience Tokyo at Night

Night-time canoe tours and boozing in black markets — discover a different side of Tokyo.

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Lawson, 7-Eleven and FamilyMart to drop adult magazines by August 2019

People were only reading them for the articles, anyway.

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Tweet of the Week

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

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College Couple To Take Wedding Photos in 26 Countries For Marriage Equality in Japan

This lesbian couple is planning a trip around the world to fight for LGBT rights.

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Work

Direct Hire: The Quest for the Assistant Language Teacher’s Holy Grail

Direct hire jobs are rare, but these 5 tips will help you find one.

By 9 min read

Culture

5 Misconceptions About Shibari, Japanese Rope Bondage

Think shibari is only for freaks and sadists? Think again!

By 8 min read

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LGBTQ in Japan: Avoiding the Closet, Revisited

Do people come out of the closet at work in Japan and if so — how?

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