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What Is the Average Salary in Japan in 2019?

Which jobs in Japan offer the best salaries and what the future holds beyond the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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Learn

Japanese Words To Describe Food Textures

Ever heard the words カリカリ, さくさく or モチモチ around Japanese food?

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Live

6 Tips To Start the Post-ALT Job Hunt in Japan

Set yourself up for meaningful employment outside the English teaching industry in Japan.

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Live

How to Use A Japanese Air Conditioner

Mastering the functions of your a/c remote is key to surviving in Japan.

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10 More Essential Items for Your New Japanese Apartment

Moving to Japan can have its challenges. Equipping your new home with the basics shouldn't be one of them.

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Why Are These Things So Expensive in Japan?

Movies, pizza, bullet trains and mobile phones seem more expensive in Japan than elsewhere. Here's how you can save.

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Culture

Detective Pikachu Review: Pokémon Fans in Japan Can See It First

A creative blend of CGI, live action and humor makes “Detective Pikachu” a must-see film says one anime fan.

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Culture

The Mask Behind the Mask Culture in Japan

Japan's love affair with wearing the germ mask gives this author mixed feelings.

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Learn

Learn Japanese with These Classic Video Games

Maybe you play games instead of studying Japanese. What if you could do both at the same time?

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Explore

Ginza 300 Bar: Homegrown, Handmade and High-Quality

The friendliest — and cheapest — bar in Ginza is an awesome cocktail spot for locals and travelers alike.

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Culture

6 Hollywood Ripoffs of Japanese Anime and Manga

Hollywood’s three biggest fails and three biggest blockbusters based on anime and manga from Japan.

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Live

Vote in Your Home Country if You Live in Japan

Moving to Japan doesn’t deprive you of a say in the running of your home country — make your voice heard!

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