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June 16, 2017

The Top 5 Konbini Countdown: Part 2

Where do you stand in the FamilyMart vs. 7-Eleven debate? There’s a new #1 in our top 5 konbini for 2017

June 13, 2017

Breaking the Mold: Can You Teach English in Japan as a Non-Native Speaker?

I’m not a native speaker, but can I still teach English in Japan?

June 9, 2017

Why is Japan’s Rainy Season Called ‘The Month of No Water’?

The literal mysteries of tsuyu, the Japanese term for the rainy season.

June 6, 2017

3 Tips to Slim Down and Get Fit in Japan this Summer

As the temperatures rise and the air conditioning falls, this season presents plenty of inspiration to get in shape — here’s how to tackle it naturally.

May 31, 2017

Earthquake: What To Do When Even a Small One Hits

For those that have never felt the earth move under their feet in Japan, here are a few practical suggestions to keep in mind.

May 30, 2017

6 Things to Do in Osaka This Summer

In a metropolitan area as diverse as Osaka, there’s plenty to see and do during those hot summer nights.

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May 25, 2017

The 6 Types of People You Meet on a Japanese Train

Trains are an unavoidable part of daily life in Japan — they also give life to specific genera of homo sapiens.

May 24, 2017

A Simple Guide to the Izakaya

The izakaya is an undeniable staple of Japanese social life, so what is it and what do you actually do? Here are some helpful tips.

May 11, 2017

A National Holiday for June

There’s no place like June for the holidays…

May 9, 2017

10 of the Best Tweets So Far for #Gaijinconfessionfriday

Have you been following #gaijinconfessionfriday?

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May 5, 2017

7 Things I Miss About Living in the Japanese Countryside

The grass isn’t always greener — especially if it’s artificial.

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April 29, 2017

5 Ways this Social Apartment is Redefining Share Housing in Tokyo

Finding an affordable, spacious and beautifully-designed apartment in Tokyo is easy. Said no one ever. The social apartment is here to change that.

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