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Christmas Eve Boyfriend: Unique Japanese Words and Phrases for The Holidays

Looking at the unique ideas Japanese people use for Christmas reveals a lot about the differences between Japanese Christmas and its Western equivalent. 

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Kanto and Kansai Word Differences in Japan

Learn about the linguistic differences between the Japanese spoken in Kanto and those spoken in Kansai with these slang words.

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Spinach, Weeds and Chinese Cabbage: Key Words in the Japanese Office

Many Japanese companies rely on principles conceived in the 1980s. But alternatives have emerged, changing how colleagues and bosses interact.

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Heat Stroke in Japan: What to Do and How to Avoid It

Heat stroke is a real danger in Japan’s hot summers. Here’s how to avoid it, and what to do if you get it.

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5 Japanese Words We Use in English

'Sudoku' but not 'Number Place?' What are the origins of these Japanese words we use in the West?

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Differences Between ‘I Don’t Know’ and ‘I Don’t Understand’ in Japanese

Two words that are commonly confused by beginner/ intermediate students are 分かる and 知る. Gaijinpot has a look at the differences between these similar verbs.

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Tweet of the Week #167: Remote Work Ruins Valentine’s Day for Salarymen

A lot of men showed up at the office despite remote work being available. I wonder why?

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Tweet of the Week #166: You Can Only Trust Bodybuilders

Illustrator on Twitter draws the types of people we envy and their insecurities.

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How Much Does JLPT Level Affect Salary and Job Prospects in Japan?

Do you need to brush up on your Japanese skills to score more yen?

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6 DIY Japanese Arts and Crafts You Can Try at Home

Find your next hobby through the wonderful world of Japanese arts and crafts!

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Tweet of the Week #165: Customers Make Too Much Noise on the Toilet

Customers are tired of hearing others taking care of business on the toilet.

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Tweet of the Week #164: University Entrance Exam Mixes American and British English

Students in Japan don't like having a fast-one pulled on them during entrance exams.

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