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Sweat the Small Stuff: 5 Tips for Passing the JLPT

Don’t be a stressed mess, learn how to pass your next level test on your journey up the Japanese language proficiency ladder.

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5 Tips for Introducing Your Japanese Partner to Your Parents

Dating in Japan can certainly present a variety of challenges, but few can be more challenging than introducing your Japanese partner to your parents for the first time.

By 7 min read

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2018 Top Jobs in Japan Week 37

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Introducing the Japan Employment Success Program

This unique program offers overseas participants assisted entry to Japan as a student, the chance to begin working part-time immediately, plus an introduction to a full-time job with visa sponsorship.

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Another Roadside Attraction: 3 Random Joys of Japanese Highway Travel

Planning a road trip in Japan? Remember that it’s not just your destination that matters— it really is all about the journey. Here are three elements to consider adding to your next four-wheeled adventure!

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Culture

5 Romance Anime to Fill the Current ‘Your Name’ Void

If you love romance anime and have watched “Kimi No Na Wa” (“Your Name”) more times than you can count, never fear — here are five more titles you can watch to take your breath away!

By 9 min read

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6 Misconceptions about Teaching English at a Japanese University

Teaching at a university or college is the dream job in Japan, right? Well, the reality might be a little different than the expectation.

By 7 min read

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Diversity in the Classroom: 4 Ways to Keep English Lessons Inclusive

The number of foreign and multiracial students in Japan has increased a great deal since I first came to Japan. What can we, as teachers, do to aid inclusion?

By 6 min read

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2018 Top Jobs in Japan Week 36

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Harajuku Design Festa Art Village: Where Art Meets Food Meets Friends

Gallery, café and restaurant; this bohemian art village welcomes everyone — students, teachers and professionals alike — to discuss, view and exhibit their work in a beautifully designed Harajuku setting

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Feel Like a Superstar at MariCar: Become a Go-Kart Guide on Your Working Holiday in Japan

If you’re thinking about taking a working holiday or looking for a part-time job in Japan, you have to check out this cool job as a go-kart guide with MariCar.

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Understanding the Japanese Pension System Part 3/3: How Do I Collect?

A breakdown of how to get the money you are entitled to after contributing to the Japanese pension scheme. Whether you plan to retire here or are leaving Japan or your home country — this guide is for you.

By 9 min read