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How to Make Kaki Fruit Tart
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How to Make Kaki Fruit Tart

Make the most of fall fruit with this simple persimmon and white chocolate cream tart recipe. We're drooling.

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How to Make A Lunch Bento

Making a bento is one of the best ways to keep lunch healthy and fun, especially if you've got kids. Fiona shares her tips and favorite recipes for bringing a bit of Japan to your midday meal.

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10 More Essential Items To Start Living In Japan

We published our first list of essential items to start living in Japan back in 2014. We're back for round two with reader's stories, plus tips from the GaijinPot team.

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Studying in Japan: How to Get a Student Visa

If you'd like to study in Japan, you'll need to secure a student visa. Here's what to do.

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How to Make Japanese Festival Foods: Yakisoba

Yakisoba is one of the easiest festival foods to make at home outside of Japan. Try this quick recipe for a taste of Japanese matsuri, wherever you are in the world.

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How to Make Japanese Festival Foods: Okonomiyaki

The food you get at festivals in Japan is downright amazing so why not recreate your favorites at home? Try this easy recipe for a much-loved matsuri classic: okonomiyaki.

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Leaving Japan: Things You Need to Do

Leaving Japan, you'll have to deal with just as many bureaucratic procedures as when you first arrived. Here's a comprehensive checklist for the most stress-free sayonara possible.

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How to Make Salmon Teriyaki and Miso Soup

Learn how to make staple Japanese dishes at home with our new "How to Make" series. First up: salmon teriyaki and miso soup.

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Understanding Your TEPCO Electricity Bill

Nobody likes paying your electric bill but with this handy guide at least you will know what you are paying.

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Using Video Games to Improve your Japanese: Does it Work?

Maybe all-night sessions in front of the console aren't so bad after all.

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How To Buy TOHO Cinemas Discount Tickets

Watching movies in Japan can be pricey but if you plan in advance, you can find good deals on discount tickets.

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The Hidden Fees In Your Softbank Internet Contract

For the foreign community having a good Internet connection is a necessity. Unfortunately Internet in Japan comes with a lot of unwanted extras.

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