Christmas

Learn

5 Japanese Teen Romance Flicks to Improve Your Listening Skills

Watching Japanese young adult movies can be a great way to improve your intermediate listening ability. Here are five that contain natural dialogue to help you practice.

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Explore

8 Winter Towns in Japan that Feel Like the North Pole

Christmas markets, buckets of snow and Arctic-like ice floes are on our wish list to Santa for winter experiences in Japan.

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Work

Finding the Perfect Present for Your Japanese Office

'Tis the season for gift giving or ‘gift leaving' if you work in a Japanese company. If you're going to play Santa at the office, find out the unwritten gift-giving rules in Japan.

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Culture

5 Japanese Christmas Movies to Watch this Holiday Season

Japanese holiday films are different than Western ones. Here are five to show you the meaning of a Japanese Christmas.

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Live

From Japan with Love: A Guide to Japanese Christmas Cards

On the run-up to Dec. 25, don't forget to send out some of these cute, cultural and creative cards.

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Culture

Ho, Ho, Hotei: The Japanese Santa Claus

Christmas is right around the corner so let's take a look at Santa's Buddhist counterpart in Japan!

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Learn

Tweet of the Week #104: Store’s Ad for Christmas Chicken Is Confusing

Ordering Christmas chicken shouldn't be this difficult.

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Live

The True Story of Why People in Japan Eat KFC at Christmas

Last year, KFC Japan earned a record-breaking ¥6.9 billion from December 21 to 25. So what's the deal with "Kurisumasu ni wa kentakkii!"?

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Live

Five Japanese Gag Gift Ideas for Christmas 2019

This nation was made for white elephant parties.

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Live

7 Geeky Gifts for the Otaku in Your Life

Get your geek on with these present picks!

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