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Swearing in Japanese: Why Formal and Informal Speech Is Important

It’s not a word, but the delivery of the language that makes for insulting and derogatory speech.

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Just How Many Seasons Does Japan Really Have?

One writer's experience with Japan's temperamental weather.

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Why is June ‘The Month of No Water’?

The literal mysteries of tsuyu, the Japanese term for the rainy season.

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Tweet of the Week #133: Japanese Nurseries Encourage Positivity

How do nursery schools in Japan speak to children?

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Tweet of the Week #132: Rats Biting Cats and Other Japanese Proverbs

What are some of the most well-known Japanese proverbs?

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Potsu Potsu: Japanese Words for Rain

What are rain-related sounds and phrases in Japanese?

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Tweet of the Week #131: Noto’s Giant Squid Statue Is Not Alone

Noto's giant squid statue is not the only tourist trap in Japan.

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Tweet of the Week #130: Man Gets Stuck On a Bidet

We can't even trust the toilets now?

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Tweet of the Week #129: Golden Week Downgraded to Gaman Week Again

Governor asks that you please do not go to Kanagawa for fun this week.

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