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Kanji Cheat Sheet: Using Your Japanese Washing Machine

Is that detergent or fabric softener…? How do I use this freaking Japanese washing machine?

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A Comprehensive List of Closed Tourist Attractions in Japan Due to the Coronavirus

Teamlab Borderless and Universal Studios Japan among attractions closed until early-April.

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Kanji Cheat Sheet: How to Navigate the Japanese Train System

Keep calm and find the right station exit with this guide to catching the train in Japan!

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Kanji Cheat Sheet: Buying Cold Medicine in Japan

Fight off that nasty bug with this guide to the most common kanji found on Japanese OTC medicines.

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The Harsh Reality of Getting a Divorce as a Mom in Japan

One single Black mother's story of raising a half Japanese child against all odds.

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Kanji Cheat Sheet: How to Use the Heating Function on your Air Conditioner in Japan

Stay cozy all throughout winter in Japan with this quick guide

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Four Road Laws in Japan You’ve Probably Broken

Don’t do the crime if you can't do the time, or pay the fine.

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5 Unique Things I Found While Thrifting in Japan

Horror movie collectibles, anime figurines and more.

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Divorce with Kids in Japan: The Stress of No Joint Child Custody

Advice, resources and why one writer wishes he would have prepared for the worst after divorce.

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Wanna Live in an Abandoned House in Japan? Here’s Why It’s Not Really Free

We are here to set the record straight on akiya homes in Japan.

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This Is What It's Like to Tour Inside the Fukushima Exclusion Zone