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Everyday Japanese: How to Address Someone

When meeting people in Japan, be sure to use the appropriate title.

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What Does Yabai Mean in Japanese Slang?

Yabai can mean anything from very bad to very good.

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The Japanese Yokai of Spring

Explore the Japanese yokai of spring, from fierce thunder beasts to dangerous tree spirits. Discover cultural connections and folklore tales.

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More Scary Japanese Urban Legends

Discover chilling Japanese urban legends. From the haunting Cow Head to the eerie Teke Teke, delve into bone-chilling tales that blur the line between myth and truth.

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The Legacy of Akira Toriyama: Dragon Ball and Beyond

While Akira Toriyama’s passing was sudden, his legacy is eternal. Join us for a look back at the history of Akira Toriyama.

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What is Cheating Culture in Japan Really Like?

What is the cheating culture in Japan really like? Let’s explore the truth and history of relationships, dating and sex in Japan.

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What is the Difference Between Sento and Onsen?

Both are traditional bathhouses, but they provide different experiences. Here’s a basic guide to sento and onsen—plus a word on their relationships with tattoos.

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Year of the Dragon: Where To Find Dragons in Japan

From spectacular carvings to ancient legends, explore nine of Japan’s top dragon-themed sites this new year.

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7 Plants and Flowers For Japanese New Year

As we approach the new year, beautiful arrangements appear in front of homes and businesses across Japan. But did you know that every stalk and flower was chosen for its specific symbolism?

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Where to See Real Gundam in Japan

Read on to learn about how you can step into the world of Gundam in Japan.

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8 Great Christmas Markets in Japan

Whether you’re in the mood for hot wine, decorations or taking photos in front of a dramatic Christmas tree, the eight markets below, from each region of Japan, have got you covered.

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How to Deal with Your Japanese Neighbors

Here's a rundown on simple ways to connect to your Japanese neighbors and how to tackle everyday challenges.

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