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What You Need to Know About Abe’s Resignation

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced he's stepping down. Why, what does this mean, and who's up for the job?

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Navigating Controversial Topics During English Lessons in Japan

What do you do when your students say something racist or ask you about politics?

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Culture

Japan’s COVID-19 State of Emergency: What You Need to Know

The nationwide state of emergency has been lifted, but we're not back to normalcy just yet.

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Yes, Foreigners are Eligible for Japan’s ¥100,000 COVID-19 Stimulus Package

From how to receive the money to whether you can claim stimulus payments from your home country, here’s what you need to know.

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Culture

Abe’s COVID-19 Two Mask Policy Becomes Laughing Stock on Twitter

Each household in Japan will receive two cloth masks to combat the coronavirus. Good luck to families of three or more.

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Japan’s Noisy but Entertaining Local Elections Are Finally Over

Campaign vans have ended their 12-day reign of megaphone terror but that means no more naked politician posters.

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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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Japan’s Cybersecurity Minister Admits He Has Never Used Computer

Said: “I think you plug USBs into a hole or something, but I don’t know the details.”

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What Happened When Trump Came to Japan

Trump’s Asia tour was all about sending a message: in this case, a saber instead of an olive branch, but there was plenty of unavoidable (and unfortunate) comedic relief along the way, too.

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Election Dissection: What Happened When Japan Went to the Polls

Now that the election vans have stopped blaring candidate’s names, the ballots have been cast and the results are in — what can Japan expect from a resurgent Shinzo Abe and his cronies?

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Oh Snap! Another Japan Election

Ready or not, it’s ballot time again in Japan.

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